ASUS Announces NovaGo Gigabit LTE Laptop Powered by Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform

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ASUS has launched NovaGo which is the world’s first Gigabit LTE-capable laptop designed for truly connected mobility, providing users with an always-on, always-connected experience. This laptop is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform, and features a Gigabit Snapdragon X16 LTE modem for download speeds exceeding that of typical home Wi-Fi. It has up to a 22-hour battery life with over 30 days of standby time.

NovaGo has a Snapdragon X16 LTE modem for lightning-fast download speeds of up to 1Gbps — 3X to 7X-faster than average broadband speeds. It offers global connectivity with 4CA (4 LTE band aggregation) support covering various bands. Four antennas ensure ultrafast connectivity through LTE Advanced Cat 16 cellular networking, while dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and MU-MIMO technology provide download speeds of up to 867Mbps. Embedded SIM (eSIM) and Nano SIM support ensure seamless connectivity across borders. eSIM is an integrated chip that provides an always connected experience, enabling users to switch carriers easily without having to physically swap out SIM cards.

It offers a computing experience with immediate smartphone-like response. Even in sleep mode, its instant on and resume capability means a quick press of the power button brings users back to their movie or spreadsheet immediately. Connected standby mode ensures all data is constantly synced to the cloud. Even in sleep mode, NovaGo wakes up periodically to check for new emails, receive notifications, and perform other tasks so it is constantly up to date.

NovaGo is powered by the high-performance and energy-efficient Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform, and is equipped with up to 8GB memory, 256GB of Universal Flash Storage 2.0 (UFS 2.0), two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, and HDMI. UFS 2.0 is a new breakthrough in flash storage with speeds of up to 1400Mbps, surpassing that of SSD and eMMC storage.

It runs on Microsoft Windows 10 with new features like Windows Ink, Windows Hello, and Cortana.

It has fanless design and the small 10nm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform has enabled it to keep it light weight. Its weight is  just 1.39kg with an incredibly thin 14.9mm profile. NovaGo has a premium feel, with a sandblasted Sky Grey finish and brilliant diamond-cut edges.

NovaGo has a precision-engineered, durable 360° multi-gear hinge with a silky-smooth action to give users the freedom to use it any way they like. Its 10-point multitouch display features ASUS Pen support; ASUS Pen has a 1024-level pressure-sensitive tip that detects every nuance of movement, enabling users to write and draw just like they would on paper, notebook, or canvas.

The 13.3-inch NanoEdge display on NovaGo has an ultrathin 8.9mm bezel that enables it to fit into a much smaller frame than a standard 13.3-inch model. This NanoEdge design provides an incredible 78% screen-to-body ratio and a larger display area for more immersive viewing.

This Full HD display features 178° wide-view technology, a 100% sRGB color gamut, exclusive ASUS Splendid with ASUS Eye Care technology, and ASUS Tru2Life Video technology to ensure clear and vivid visuals.

ASUS NovaGo will first be sold in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, mainland China, and Taiwan. The 4GB RAM/64GB UFS 2.0 will be available for $599 and the 8GB RAM/256GB UFS 2.0 configuration will be available for $799.

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