The launch of 5G laptops with Intel and MediaTek chips is underway and they promise to improve the Internet connectivity experience with the new mobile broadband network.
MediaTek has announced advances in its collaboration with Intel to bring 5G experiences to next-generation personal computers. Its T700 5G modem, which will be used for the new 5G laptops, has been certified once tested in real scenarios.
- Samsung will manufacture new chips for Google
- Intel Alder Lake-S processors will use 2+16 core configurations
- Honor plans to use MediaTek 5G chips in future devices
For its part, Intel has made progress in system integration, validation and development of platform optimizations and is working on engineering support with its OEM partners.
HP and Dell will be the first OEMs to bring OEMs to market on the Windows platform. Intel is expected to deliver the first samples of this solution to OEMs this quarter for effective availability in early 2021.
The implementation of 5G is not going to be limited to smart phones and next year there will be a diverse offer of PCs. Intel and MediaTek’s solution is important because of the position of the first in personal computers, but it is not the first to reach the market.
Lenovo introduced the industry’s first 5G laptop last year. Under the internal name ‘Project Limitless’ it uses a hardware base with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx 5G chipset, the first designed for personal computers. the issue here is the well-known, limited performance of ARM on PCs and the problematic running of Win32 applications.
Intel and MediaTek 5G laptops will not have these problems and together with the greater deployment of the new networks, it will allow to take advantage of their advantages in performance, latency and others also in laptops. The deployment is much slower than expected and the trade war started by Trump blocking Huawei is not going to help, so the massive use will take a few years as it already happened with 4G. 5G is expected to reach 40 percent of the world’s population by 2025.