ASUS Announces NovaGo with Qualcomm and Microsoft: World’s 1st Snapdragon-powered Gigabit LTE Laptop

ASUS Announces NovaGo with Qualcomm and Microsoft

The world’s first Snapdragon-powered Gigabit LTE laptop features up to 22 hours of battery life to provide users with an always on, always connected computing experience
MAUI, Hawaii, December 5, 2017 — ASUS CEO Jerry Shen today announced the ASUS NovaGo (TP370) at the 2nd Annual  Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, Hawaii. The ASUS NovaGo is the world’s first Gigabit LTE capable laptop designed for truly connected mobility, providing users with an always on, always connected experience. This ultrathin and light convertible laptop is powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile PC platform, and features a Gigabit Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem for download speeds exceeding that of typical home Wi-Fi. It has up to a 22-hour battery life[1] with over 30 days of modern standby, and a built-in eSIM[2] that ensures seamless connectivity across borders.

Mr. Shen joined Executive Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and President, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Cristiano Amon onstage during the keynote speech of the three-day event. “Today marks the beginning of a new era of personal computing and ASUS is very proud to be paving the way with Qualcomm Technologies and other partners to develop this new landscape for ‘Always Connected’ Windows on Snapdragon PCs. ASUS NovaGo reinvents the concept of laptop connectivity and productivity — it’s the world’s first laptop that is connected anywhere, at any time, with the new Gigabit LTE network; and lasts up to 22 hours on a single charge for true all-day battery life,” said Mr. Shen.

NovaGo is a new category of laptop designed for the tech-savvy user who is aware of the new and exciting always on, always connected possibilities offered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform. The latest premium-tier Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform is designed to provide superior user experiences with blazing-fast connectivity and exceptional power efficiency.

“Qualcomm Technologies has worked closely with ASUS to usher in a new era of personal computing with the Always Connected Windows on Snapdragon PCs,” said Cristiano Amon, Executive Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The result of this work is the ASUS NovaGo, unveiled today, a convertible laptop with leading gigabit LTE connectivity and battery life that revolutionizes what the personal PC can be for consumers.”

Also joining the stage and supporting the launch was Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Microsoft, Windows and Devices Group. “The ASUS NovaGo a full Windows 10 PC, instantly on, always connected, with a week of battery life,” said Mr. Myerson. “With a thin, elegant design and gigabit LTE, the NovaGo is reimagining what a PC can be and we can’t wait to see what customers will create with them.”

Always connected with Gigabit LTE
NovaGo has a Snapdragon X16 LTE modem for lightning fast download speeds of up to 1Gbps — three to seven times faster than average broadband speeds. It allows users to download a 2-hour-long movie in nearly 10 seconds.

It offers truly 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 ensures 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, wherever eSIM and Nano SIM are supported. In supported regions, users can simply activate a local data plan from Windows Store the moment they step off the plane. In addition, data sent via the 4G and 5G bands are encrypted, making it safer than public Wi-Fi.

Always on with 22 hours battery life
NovaGo features up to 22 hours of video playback on a single charge and over 30 days of modern standby. It offers a computing experience like no other, 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.

Uncompromising performance and the familiar Windows experience
NovaGo is powered by the high-performance and energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform and equipped with 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 of flash storage with speeds of up to 1400Mbps, surpassing that of SSD and eMMC storage.

NovaGo features Microsoft® Windows® 10 S to provide users with a secure and familiar computing experience. Windows 10 S provides the Start taskbar, Action Center, and File Center; plus new features like Windows Ink, Windows Hello, and Cortana.

Windows provides extensive compatibility with apps found on Windows Store for a smooth and seamless experience, including support for the most popular apps available — stay productive with the complete MS Office Suite, get creative with Photoshop or InDesign, and be entertained by Spotify or Netflix.
In addition, every application for ARM-based Windows laptops is Microsoft-verified for compatibility, security, and protection to ensure the most secure Windows version ever built.

Designed for creativity and entertainment 
A fanless design and small 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform allowed ASUS engineers to keep the weight and dimensions of NovaGo down to a minimum — it weighs just 1.39 kg with an incredibly-thin 14.9mm profile. NovaGo has a premium feel, with a sandblasted Sky Grey finish and 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 anyway 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.  Its 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, 100% sRGB color gamut, exclusive ASUS Splendid with ASUS Eye Care technology, and ASUS Tru2Life Video technology to ensure clear and vivid visuals.

Ecosystem development
ASUS already has arrangements with a variety of international telecommunication services including
T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, TIM, China Telecom and Chunghwa Telecom as well as ongoing discussions with other service providers to build the complete ecosystem. ASUS NovaGo will be first sold in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France, German, mainland China, and Taiwan.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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[1] Up to 22 hours of video playback on a single charge. Battery life may vary by device configuration, settings and other factors.
[2] eSIM availability may vary by region; Nano SIM compatibility comes as standard in all ASUS NovaGo models

SPECIFICATIONS[1]
ASUS NovaGo (TP370)
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 mobile processor
Operating system Windows 10 S
Display 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution with capacitive multi-touch
LTPS display with LED-backlight
100% sRGB and 72% NTSC color gamut
Graphics Adreno 540 710MHz
Cameras 1MP HD (1280 x 720) front camera with 3P, f2.0 aperture lens
Memory &
storage
8GB RAM
64GB/ 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.0
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n
2×2 802.11ac MU-MIMO
Wi-Fi Direct
Qualcomm X16 modem (Gigabit LTE with DL: 1Gbps, UL: 150Mbps)
Interface 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1x audio jack: headphone / mic-in
1x combo Nano SIM (tray with needle)
1x micro SD card reader slot (supports up to 256GB)
1x HDMI
1x DC in
Audio formats 2x high-quality stereo speakers with smart amp
Battery 52Wh lithium-polymer battery
Size 316 x 221.6 x 14.9mm
Weight 1.39 kg

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com
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About ASUS
ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.

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