These are the first 2-in-1 Windows Laptops that will be powered by Qualcomm Processor

After launching the ARM-powered Windows 10 PC, OEM manufacturers immediately announce their respective laptops that’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835. Lenovo is also expected to announce their own ARM-powered laptop.

HP Envy X2

Notable features;

  • 12.3-inch 1920 x 1280 pixel display
  • up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage
  • Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • Windows 10 S, upgradable to Windows 10 Pro before Sept. 30, 2018
  • Always Connected PCs
  • 13Mp rear camera and 5Mp front camera
  • Weight: 1.54 pounds
  • USB Type-C
  • X16 LTE modem for connectivity
  • Audio by Bang & Olufsen
  • 20 hours of battery life

The HP Envy X2 will be available in Spring of 2018 and no pricing have been announced.

ASUS NovaGo


ASUS NovaGo will be first available in first in the US, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Mainland China and Taiwan with a starting price of for $599 and $799 for 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage model.

Notable features;

  • 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel panel
  • Always Connected PCs
  • Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage
  • UFS 2.0
  • Windows 10 S, upgradable to Windows 10 Pro before Sept. 30, 2018
  • full HDMI socket
  • microSD slot
  • X16 LTE modem for connectivity

Source: The Verge, Engadget

ASUS to terminate their ZenCircle photo sharing app on Oct.16

Zen Estacio, reporting for Yugatech;

ASUS announced through the ZenCircle website that the photo-sharing app is closing its doors on October 16, 2017.

Here’s the full text of ASUS’ announcement.

Dear ZenCirclers,

We are very thankful for your love and support through the years. Your continuous support and encouragement has shaped ZenCircle into what it is today and formed an amazing community. However, all good things must come to an end: we regret to inform you that ZenCircle will be terminated on October 16, 2017.

It has been a great journey with every one of you, exploring the world together through the photos you’ve shared. As part of the ZenUI family, we are committed to bringing you the best ZenUI user experience, and we’ll be back with more exciting features in the future. A million thanks to all of you!

Sincerely,
The ZenCircle Team

ASUS teams up with Fenox VC to launch US$50M fund, aiming for technologically strong startups

Anisa Menur A. Maulani, writing for e27;

Taiwanese computer hardware and mobile phone giant ASUS today announced a partnership with Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Fenox Venture Capital (Fenox VC) to launch a US$50 million fund for tech companies.

The partnership will serve as a gateway for ASUS to access startups through the VC’s network. In turn, ASUS will collaborate with the startups and provide them with access to the greater Asian and global markets.

The fund will focus on startups in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), internet-of-things (IoT), big data, cloud, and AR/VR.

ASUS’ Zenfone AR Has 8GB Of RAM And Is Project Tango Enabled

John Nieves, reporting for Unbox;

Despite being unintentionally announced a few days before its official reveal, ASUS’ Zenfone AR still took us by surprise. Not because of its project Tango component (we already knew about that) but because of its absolutely mind blowing amount of RAM. Stuffed with 8GB of RAM, it’s currently the only smartphone in the world that has that much RAM inside of it.