Intel to introduce 5G Connectivity for 2019 PC's from HP, Dell and Lenovo on Windows at Mobile World Congress Event
Today, Intel announced it is collaborating with Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft to bring 5G-connectivity to Windows PCs with Intel XMM 8000 series commercial 5G modems. Intel expects the first high-performing 5G-connected PCs to surface in the market in the second half of 2019.
Mobile World Congress (MWC) attendees will get a first sneak peek at a concept 5G-connected PC – a detachable 2 in 1 – connected by an early 5G modem and powered by 8th Generation Intel Corei5 processors. At MWC, Intel will showcase the power of 5G on a PC by livestreaming video over the 5G network. This concept is one of many stepping stones for moving the industry forward in what's possible for 5G-enabled PCs.
5G is not just another generation of wireless connectivity. It promises new opportunities for technology innovation across the computing and connectivity landscape from the cloud to the network and the client.
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. That's 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.
Will Apple be joining this group in late 2019 or do they have another surprise in mind? Considering that Apple is pushing Xeon desktop processors today and designing a new modular desktop PC over the next 18 months, Apple is likely to support Intel's 5G modems but will only introduce them when the time is right.
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