Intel unveils new 11th Gen Core processors and 5G modem for laptops

Laurent Giret

Intel announced at Computex 2021 today two new additions to its family of 11th gen Core processors for thin and light laptops. The new Core i5-1155G7 and Core i7-1195G7 support up to 5.0 GHz Turbo clock speeds, and they also include Intel Iris Xe graphics and future-proof standards like Wi-Fi 6E and Thunderbolt 4.

With these new “Tiger Lake” chips for laptops, Intel promises up to 25% better performance in applications compared to the competition, as well as the highest performing AI acceleration ever built for thin and light laptops. Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and MSI will be the first manufacturers to use these chips in new laptops coming this summer, with more to follow this holiday season.

Intel also unveiled today its 5G Solution 5000 for the next generation of connected laptops. This a follow-up to a previously announced partnership with MediTek and Fibocom to develop new 5G modems for laptops, and Acer, Asus, and HP will be among the first PC manufacturers to use Intel’s first 5G M.2 solution in new products coming later this year.

As connectivity has become vital with the rise of remote work, we’re likely going to see more and more laptops and tablets come with built-in 5G in the near future. Earlier this month, Qualcomm also announced new M.2 based Plug-and-Play 5G cards to accelerate 5G adoption in PCS, tablets, and other products.