Intel has announced that it is partnering with Microsoft, Dell, HP, and Lenovo to launch 5G PCs in 2019. The chipset maker will use Intel XMM 8000 series commercial 5G modems for the first high-performing 5G connected PCs.
Intel to showcase the concept 5G-connected PC 2 in 1 – connected by an early 5G modem at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The concept 5G PC is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i5 processors and show the power of the 5G on a PC by livestreaming video over the 5G network.
The 5G connection will create a lot of positive opportunities for technology innovation across the computing and connectivity from the cloud to the network and the client. Furthermore, with 5G connectivity a substantial amount of data needing processing but also new experiences (like VR and fast download speed) for PC owners.
In addition to that, Intel will show its future of connectivity including a thin PC with 802.11ax Wi-Fi which builds enhanced levels of manageability and network efficiency. It will also showcase eSIM functionality, an essential feature for connected PCs. Intel will showcase at the MWC 2018 event.