Microsoft and its partners debuted the first Windows 10 on ARM PCs in December, but, outside of a general release timeframe of "spring 2018," it wasn't clear when they would be available. HP is lifting that veil a bit today by making the Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered version of its Envy x2 available for preorder at its online store.
The detachable PC is up for grabs for $999.99 and HP estimates units will ship by March 9. For your money, the Envy x2 includes 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 12.3-inch 1920x1280 screen in a package resembling Microsoft's Surface Pro. The heart of the device, however, is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which allows the Envy x2 to achieve up to 22 hours of battery life, according to HP. Along with the device itself, HP also provides a stylus so you can start inking right out of the box.
Not long after introducing the Qualcomm Snapdragon version of the Envy x2, HP also announced an Intel-based version with shorter estimated battery life. That model doesn't appear to be available just yet.
Qualcomm announced this week that major mobile operators around the world, including all major U.S. carriers, will support Always Connected PCs on their LTE networks. Amazon, the Microsoft Store, and various regional retailers are also expected to start stocking Always Connected PCs "beginning this calendar quarter".
It's not clear when the other Windows 10 on ARM PCs already announced, the ASUS NovaGo and Lenovo Miix 630, may go on sale. But if you've had your eye on HP's offering, you can preorder the Envy x2 now at HP's online store.
Thanks for the tip, Invisik!
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Update 6: Microsoft wants all of TikTok, but Trump's order may interfere
The Financial Times reports that as part of negotiations, Microsoft is now inquiring whether it can buy all of TikTok, instead of just the business in the US., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This new plan would include India and Europe (and excluding China).
Apple responds to Project xCloud iOS block, Microsoft kicks back
With Microsoft's Project xCloud streaming platform locked out from iOS devices, Apple doubles down on App Store restrictions.
'The Nether Update' for Minecraft: The 1.16.2 update, and everything new you need to know
The Nether Update is the latest major release for Minecraft, and it changes everything about the fiery Nether. Here's everything you need to know.
Best HP Envy x360 13 Accessories in 2020
The HP Envy x360 13 is an excellent budget laptop, but your experience with it will be even better with some helpful accessories at your side. Here's a list of some of our favorites.