Lenovo recently released its latest Windows-powered C630 laptop which is joining the growing trend in always-connected Windows 10 PCs.
Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 chip, this portable laptop includes a 4G SIM which means you should never be without access to the web no matter where you are.
It’s impressive stuff but it’s about to get even better.
Qualcomm and Lenovo have now announced the world’s first 5G connected PC.
This device will allow users to access superfast speeds when on the road and it could transform laptops of the future.
5G is the future of mobile networks with it able to beam data to devices at speeds you’d normally expect from fibre broadband.
In fact, 5G looks set to be faster than many fixed-line services with speeds that could easily exceed 200Mbps.
“Our collaboration with Lenovo will deliver transformative PC user experiences,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile business unit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
“Bandwidth-intensive tasks that involve downloading and uploading large files over a wireless connection can be exponentially faster, thanks to the platform’s impressive performance and power efficiency, this will change the way users interact, connect and communicate with their computing devices.”
The new PC will be powered by the Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform which Qualcomm is boasting will offer extreme performance, extreme battery life, and extreme connectivity.
“5G PCs powered by Snapdragon demonstrate how our ongoing collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies continues to deliver trailblazing PC innovation,” said Johnson Jia, senior vice president, PC Business Group, Lenovo.
“Lenovo 5G PCs built on the Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform will feature ultra-low latency, remarkable performance, battery life and 5G connectivity that will revolutionize the way we work and play.”
In addition to the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, the Snapdragon 8cx also incorporates the Snapdragon X24 LTE modem, for connectivity when a 5G network is not available.
The modem supports Category 20 LTE, achieving peak download speeds of up to 2 Gbps.
And because it’s compatible with more than 90 per cent of global operators, users can rely on their 5G PC to stay connected almost anywhere in the world.
The news of this launch comes as EE has revealed that it will be switching on its 5G signal later this week.
Thursday 30 May is when customers will begin getting access to the new speeds with 5G initially rolling out in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast.
EE says it will continue to roll out this upgrade throughout the year.