5G PCs from Acer, Dell, HP and more are expected in 2019.

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

June 5, 2018

1 Min Read
Intel Promises 5G Laptops With Sprint in 2019

Get ready for the "always connected" PC -- using 5G -- coming from Intel and Sprint in 2019.

Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) announced the 5G move at the Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan. Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) now says it will sell the computers in 2019. Sprint is expected to start to offer mobile 5 services in the first half of 2019. (See 5G in the USA: A Post-BCE Update.)

Intel is expecting that its "Goldridge" multi-frequency 5G modem will start shipping in commercial devices mid-2019. 5G PCs and laptops are expected from Acer Inc. , AsusTek Computer Inc. , Dell Technologies (Nasdaq: DELL), HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) for sale, by Sprint and more. (See Intel Readies Multi-Use 5G Modems to Compete With Qualcomm.)

Intel has made no secret of its desire to be a player in the 5G era. It expects to support everything from 5G smartphones. Laptops will be easier to support with 5G life, offering more space for 5G chipsets, and better battery life. (See Intel Gets Serious About 5G Testing and Intel Wants to Be a 5G Player.)

Offering laptops with integrated 5G should also help Sprint to forward its enterprise ambitions with the next-generation wireless technology in the near-future. (See BCE 2018 Keynote: Sprint Business President Jan Geldmacher on 5G.)

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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