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ASUS NovaGo hits the UK shelves for £700

The ASUS NovaGo was announced back in December 2017 and its availability has been patchy to say the least. Now, almost a year after its introduction, the always connected, LTE packed Windows 10 ARM laptop is finally available in the UK for £700.

To get one you'll need to visit John Lewis, though exactly whether you should is out for debate. It's a decent looking laptop, but when introduced, the Snapdragon 835 was the top of the line chip for these ARM-powered Windows machines. We're now further along with the dedicated Snapdragon 850 starting to appear in devices like the Samsung Galaxy Book2, so a full price laptop on a last-gen chip becomes a harder sell.

Besides the Snapdragon chip you also get 6GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, a 13.3-inch 1080p display, a fingerprint scanner for Windows Hello and of course, LTE connectivity. You also get excellent battery life, which is one of the other big positives to an ARM PC along with the always-on data connection.

Personally, the NovaGo was the launch device for Windows 10 on ARM that interested me the most, as I'd always choose a laptop over a 2-in-1. The NovaGo isn't particularly expensive in the grand scheme of things, but it might have been an easier recommendation had it hit the UK's store shelves six months ago.

Nevertheless, it's here, and finally we can join in the ARM laptop revolution.

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Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

3 Comments
  • To late and silly price tag.
  • I think it is a nice device but it does not make sense to buy it now for that price, should have been 500 or 600 pounds. Better to wait for snapdragon 850 version.
  • $599 (£458) needs to be the absolute max on these things. Somehow Chromebooks are able to do it... https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-chromebook-plus-v2-gets-an-lte-version... And that's what these WoA devices need to be pitted against. Heck even the OEMs know it, that's why they default to Windows 10 in S mode instead of full Windows 10.