Market Weekly: Nov 30 Dec 1 2017


At an event in Hawaii, Microsoft $MSFT showed new laptops from Asus and HP with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chips that use ARM’s architecture. The PCs have a modem for LTE connectivity, so they don’t have to exclusively rely on WiFi networks.

Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and devices group, told CNBC that he uses his Asus NovaGo “always connected” convertible laptop for a week at a time on a single charge. That’s very unusual at a time when most laptop and tablet batteries won’t last longer than a day.