Following the announcements by Qualcomm yesterday about the Windows 10 Always Connected PCs, Intel today announced that they are working with Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft to bring 5G laptops in the second half of 2019. These Windows PCs will be powered by Intel XMM 8000 series commercial 5G modems.
Intel will demo its proof-of-concept 5G-connected 2-in-1 PC with an early 5G modem and 8thGeneration Intel Core i5 processor at MWC next week. Intel gave the following examples as new consumer scenarios that will be enabled by 5G connected PCs.
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.
In addition, Intel will also showcase a PC with 802.11ax Wi-Fi, the next gen WiFi standard and eSIM functionality in Windows 10 PCs.