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For those who don't know, the Snapdragon 835 is actually more powerful in both CPU and GPU than the Nvidia Tegra X1, which is what powers the Switch. So you could actually probably do some gaming on these, abeit at low to maybe medium settings. Basically you could achieve the same settings, give or take, as the Switch.
That HP isn't even a laptop. Its a tablet with a keyboard attachment. The Asus is a laptop. As for them running Windows; The Windows store has a crappy selection of apps. If the Asus 2 in 1 laptop could dual boot Windows and Android, that would be great. I'm yet to see a day when corperations start selling 2 in 1's like that.
The biggest problem: You can only use Windows app store. If I remember right, although windows was working on a x86 emulator, Intel didn't like it, and it had to be discontinued. So we're stuck with sucky apps. I'll stick with x86 thank you. If this had x86 emulation, it might actually be worth considering.
If Not include USB Type C Charging and Type A Data port it's useless as MacBook Pro 😒
And I'm Mac user so trust me on that.
Counting on Lenovo to pick the usual Sweet spot between Vendors !
I'll probably purchase one over new Mac or Chromebook !
These will only take off if there priced in the 200-300 dollar price range with the Celerons and atoms and even then that price range is sketchy because we already have Chromebooks with already stellar battery life and used Thinkpads/HP/Dells with quad core i7's and used i5 and i7 Thinkpad X1's I'm not paying 800 dollars for a laptop with phone guts, I know some people will make the argument about batter life but you can easily get a 100 dollar Ideapad 100S and get a full days of battery on the power saving mode if your that concerned with battery life over performance
It's cool and all but I guess I'm just not part of their target market. 1. Not enough storage 2. I have a cellphone that is probably equal to in processing power. And 3. For the same price I can get an i5 with a 1050 or 1050ti
as long as it's not built on x86-64 platform, people will not buy it. It has been that way ever since Windows 8. Android on the other hand shows promise. If it they start designing it towards laptop/tablet territory a little bit more. Apple is nearly closing it's gap on A chips vs Intel, and I am already hearing rumors of porting a lot of the desktop programs to iOS, I can foresee the future of manufacturers going for this platform since it's cheaper to build and easy to work with. I know people would say it's impossible. But with more people demanding more power on small devices it will not be long enough to see tablets and cellphones running full desktop programs on mobile SOC's, it's the only logical step for manufacturers.
While the 835 is a computationally powerful SoC, I question if really has enough to power a good experience, even with an optimized Windows 10 S. I think that this is actually Microsoft's ultimate answer to Google's Chromebooks, offering a feature that is all but nonexistent in Chromebooks, cellular connectivity. However, I'm still dubious about how useful built-in LTE in laptops would be over using a USB Modem, portable hotspot or a tethered smartphone from your chosen carrier. And here's something I haven't seen mentions, what is the band support of these new 835 laptops? Are there going to be USA, EMEA, LATAM & APAC models? Will China, India, & Japan get there own models for supporting their individual networks like what has happened with smartphones? I mean, with the Moto Z2 Force, you had to buy specifically for your carrier with the unlocked model, so I don't see a one-size-fits-all solution working if you're still promising gigabit speeds