The first reference laptop I played with was pretty artfully crafted: in the early versions of Chromium and Firefox for ARM machines, not only were lots of tabs open, but there was also video on two wallpapers Mounted 4K displays from and to run apps in a virtual machine. In the early days it was almost as good to run an external display from a constantly connected PC, and I do not think many people who would invest in a hypermobile laptop would spend a lot of time on a battle station like this one.
To be clear, it was obvious that the 8cx, who had all this stuff, was having trouble walking smoothly ̵
Lenovo VP Matt Bareda took the stage to discuss the ever-connected PC concept and went before he made final announcements, but it's hard to read in his presence here. It should also be noted that these reference designs look just like ASUS laptops, to the telltale fonts on their keyboards. I would bet that they also work on new 8cx products.
At this point, it seems pretty clear that 2019 is the year when ever-powered PCs will begin their steps. And even now, I'm seriously wondering if I can give up my working mac and live this online life. The idea is as tempting now as it was before, but we could finally reach the point where people can practically accept these things.