ASUS NovaGo and HP ENVY x2 hands-on review : Snapdragon’s Windows stars

Welcome to the familiar: I’ve just spent some time with the first Windows 10 on Snapdragon devices, HP’s ENVY x2 and ASUS’s NovaGo, and they’re both new and old in one. Unveiled today at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit, the two new ultraportables – one a 2-in-1, and the other a detachable tablet – promise a whole new way of working on the move. In your hands, though, they feel much like the Windows 10 machines we’ve already seen.

The HP ENVY x2 is, effectively, the Snapdragon 835 version of the existing Spectre x2. Whereas the Spectre uses Intel x86 chips, the ENVY x2 packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835. The end result is a Windows detachable that feels familiar, though should have some big improvements in usability.

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