Will you buy one of the first 'Always-Connected PCs?' (poll)

In December, Microsoft and Qualcomm unveiled the first two PCs in what will be its latest device category, the "Always Connected PC" family, or a group of PCs that are expected to run full Windows 10 on Snapdragon ARM processors, feature "instant-on" functionality, and pack next-generation battery life.

At the time, the companies simply announced HP's Envy x2 and ASUS's NovaGo, without providing too much detail. But shortly after the big announcement, we went hands-on with the Envy x2 and the NovaGo, which won't come cheap, with a starting price of $999 for the Envy x2 and $599 for the NovaGo.

I'm super excited about the potential of the device category, but I'm also realistic, and I know the first devices will likely be a bit … rough around the edges. However, some of us on the Windows Central team plan to pick up one (or both devices) anyway. I expect to order the HP Envy x2 just as soon as it's available for preorder again because I want to see what all the fuss is about as soon as possible. I'm curious to see just how well it performs. And I just like new toys.

What about you? What do you think of the first Always-Connected PCs? Do you plan to buy one? And if so, which one, and why? Vote in our poll below and then sound off with specifics in the comments

Al Sacco

Al Sacco is content director of Future PLC's Mobile Technology Vertical, which includes AndroidCentral.com, iMore.com and WindowsCentral.com. He is a veteran reporter, writer, reviewer and editor who has professionally covered and evaluated IT and mobile technology, and countless associated gadgets and accessories, for more than a decade. You can keep up with Al on Twitter and Instagram.