Lenovo just wrapped up its feverishly anticipated Tech World conference in the Chinese capital. The tech giant headlined its event with a number of innovative products like the nostalgia drenched (but incredibly futuristic) Motorola Razr, a foldable ThinkPad and Lenovo One – a nifty piece of software that allows users to control their phone from their PC.
Lenovo didn’t stop there though, it also showed off Project Limitless: the world’s first 5G laptop.
First announced back in May, Limitless is determined to bring blisteringly fast network speeds in a thin and lightweight Yoga shell. The Chinese tech firm once again exhibited the device on-stage.
Limitless looks like a typical Yoga laptop from Lenovo, that means it comes with a display that can elegantly swivel around its base allowing you to enjoy superfast 5G in either a traditional laptop or tablet form-factor.
Just like it did back in May, Lenovo made a big song and dance about its partnership with American manufacturer Qualcomm that has supplied its Snapdragon X55 5G modem to be fitted under the bonnet of Limitless. As the name suggests, the X55 allows the Lenovo device to support next-generation networks on the go.
Qualcomm claims the Snapdragon X55 should not only deliver 5G, but it won’t gnaw away at your battery life while it does thanks to a number of efficiency upgrades. Of course, Express.co.uk will have to test this ourselves when we finally get our hands on it.
Why is the world’s first 5G laptop a huge boost for Windows 10? Well, theoretically it’ll allow you to download chunky files, stream pixel-packed 4K content and play online games with low latency when out and about.
5G is already here… in certain cities across the globe at least (including London, Liverpool, Manchester and many more in the UK). It’s already proven itself to be capable of delivering speeds over 1Gbps, that’s significantly faster than 4G and even most home Wi-Fi setups. So yes, that’s a major advancement for Windows 10 machines.
Lenovo has declared Project Limitless was designed to be fit for the future where 8K streaming, augmented reality and virtual reality are expected to become the new norm.
Commenting on Limitless, the firm’s Consumer Business of Intelligent Devices Group senior vice president and general manager, Johnson Jia, said: “At Lenovo, we don’t innovate for the sake of technology alone. Everything we do is about improving people’s experience.
“With real 5G in a PC, it’s all about satisfying users’ need for speed: faster file transfers and streaming in 4K, 8K and even AR/VR; faster and higher quality video chats on-the-go; even faster screen refreshes for mobile gaming. When we say limitless connectivity, we mean it – 5G PC users the world-over will save time, stay productive, or get online entertainment from nearly anywhere, at any time.”
Although Project Limitless is an incredibly tantalising prospect, Lenovo, unfortunately, stayed silent on its release date or price. However, if the laptop follows the trend set by 5G phones, it’s likely to be priced at a noticeable premium above 4G or Wi-Fi only rivals.
We’re expecting Lenovo to spill more information on Project Limitless next year. So stay tuned to Express.co.uk for more details.