Laptop computers with ARM processors, specifically with the Snapdragon 835 processor, have long been announced. Some manufacturers like Asus have presented their first models, but it seems that the first one on the ARM notebook with Windows 10 will be marketed by HP Envy x2 (12-e011nr).
Unfortunately, future customers, the notebook will be no less expensive than the so-called standard based on Intel and AMD’s processors. As it stands on HP’s official website Envy x2, the Snapdragon 835 drives will cost $ 999.99.
For this amount, you will receive a convertible notebook with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Envy x2 has 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of data space (UFS), and as we have already mentioned it is initially powered by Snapdragon 835. Detailed specifications are available on the manufacturer’s official website.
Thanks to this battery, the expected autonomy of the gearbox is about 22 hours with one battery charge (49.33 Whr), or about 19 hours if you use it to watch video content. But before you open the wallets, look at the table and the list of restrictions that you will encounter when using such notebooks.
Some of them are: 64-bit applications are not supported, the Windows Hypervisor platform is not supported on ARM, and only the ARM64 drivers are supported by the drivers. Forget some applications and player titles – more precisely, anyone who uses OpenGL more recently than version 1.1, and no application (Dropbox e.g.) that integrates into pop-up menus will also not work.