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
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