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.
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.
- 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.