Intel collaborating with Microsoft, Dell, HP, and Lenovo to bring 5G laptops in 2019

Pushing the innovation forward, and might be ahead of time, Intel is collaborating with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft to bring 5G connectivity to Windows PCs with Intel® XMM™ 8000 series commercial 5G modems. We should see these devices in the second half of 2019. I would totally expect a Surface Pro on 5G!

Intell will give a sneak peak of concept 5G-connected PC – a detachable 2 in 1 – connected by an early 5G modem and powered by 8thGeneration Intel® Core™ i5 processors during MWC 2018. It will showcase the power of 5G on a PC by live streaming video over the 5G network.

Source: Intel

In a press release, Intel shared:


The PC is a central hub for processing incredible amounts of data. 5G is coming. Not only will it bring a substantial amount of data needing processing but also new experiences for PC owners. Imagine immersing in untethered VR from anywhere in the world, or downloading a 250 megabyte file in seconds from a parking lot. Or imagine being able to continue participating in a multiplayer game as you ride in an autonomous vehicle on the way to class. Radically different. This is just a sampling of the experiences 5G will reimagine for the mobile PC. As this transformation of data continues, it’s critical for PCs to be ready with 5G.

Apart from 5G, Intel is also planning to showcase few more innovations.


  • 802.11ax, the next big thing in Wi-Fi.
  • eSIM functionality will be on display as well.

Once the network and PCs with 5G capability are in place, it will speed up everything including high-quality video on-the-go, high-end gaming, and seamless connections as users traverse Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

Yogesh Mankani is a freelance content writer from last 6 years. His passion for blogging, giving words to his ideas and thoughts is what makes him fall more in love with his profession which he takes very personally.

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