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Asus NovaGo review pt 2: It’s more versatile with Windows 10 Pro (but not any faster)

The Asus NovaGo is one of the first Windows 10 computers to ship with an ARM based processor. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the convertible tablet-style notebook promises long battery life, always-connected capabilities thanks to the built-in 4G LTE cellular modem, and silent operation thanks to a fanless design. It has some premium […]

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Switching from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro takes less than a minute, no reboot required

For the past two weeks I’ve been getting to know Windows 10 S while testing the Asus NovaGo convertible laptop. It’s one of the first Windows 10 computers to ship with an ARM processor, and it also ships with a version of Windows 10 that stops you from installing third-party apps unless they com from […]

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Asus NovaGo review pt 1: Windows 10 S on ARM really isn’t ready for prime time (yet)

Microsoft has been changing the way we think about Windows over the past few years. Windows 10 is a software-as-a-service release. Instead of asking users to pay to upgrade to a new version a few years after launching Windows 10, Microsoft has been releasing about two major updates per year… while still calling the operating […]

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How to use a Project Fi data-only SIM with a Windows 10 PC

One of the nifty things about Google’s Project Fi wireless network is that the company doesn’t charge anything extra for tethering, so if you want to use your Android smartphone as a mobile hotspot, you can do that. But if you’d rather not run down your phone’s battery to keep your tablet or notebook online, […]

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Now you can order an Asus NovaGo convertible with Windows on ARM (if that’s something you want to do)

The Asus NovaGo is a 13.3 inch convertible laptop with a touchscreen display, a fingerprint reader, 4G LTE support, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It’s also the second Windows 10 computers you can buy that features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which means you can expect extra-long battery life, always-connected capabilities, and… lackluster […]

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Windows on ARM benchmarks show performance isn’t its strong suit

On the one hand, Microsoft’s move to bring Windows 10 to an entirely new chip architecture is one of the most exciting things to happen in the mobile computing space in years. On the other hand, early reviews of the Windows-powered HP Envy x2 and Asus NovaGo leave me wondering who exactly the target market […]

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Windows 10 ARM reviews hint at good things to come (but mixed bag at present)

Here’s the sales pitch for Windows 10 laptops and tablets with ARM-based processors: you get super long battery life and smartphone-like always-connected capabilities in a device that can be thinner and/or lighter than a typical Intel or AMD-powered computer. But there’s a tradeoff: today’s fastest ARM processors still offer the kind of power you’d expect […]

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Hands-on with the Asus NovaGo (and is Windows on ARM even a good idea?)

The Asus NovaGo is a convertible laptop with Windows 10 software, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and a starting price of $599. It’s expected to ship sometime around May, which is when other new Windows on ARM computers (from HP and Lenovo) will probably hit the streets as well. When Microsoft announced it was bringing […]

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Asus unveils NovaGo convertible laptop with Snapdragon 835, Gigabit LTE

Asus has introduced its first Windows 10 computer powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It’s called the Asus NovaGo, and at first glance it’s easy to mistake for one of the company’s current line of Flip-style convertible notebooks. But under the hood, the NovaGo features Qualcomm’s most powerful mobile processor to date, complete with […]