Best 5G laptops 2022

The launch of the 5G stan­dard will great­ly change the lap­top mar­ket. Mobile Inter­net speeds will grow so much that many of us will aban­don the usu­al Wi-Fi
Best 5G laptops 2022
The best 5G lap­tops

Top 7 rating according to KP

Mobile Inter­net, it must be admit­ted, has not tak­en root in lap­tops in the form in which we know it in smart­phones and tablets. And there were rea­sons for this. For exam­ple, most desk­top proces­sors are sim­ply not opti­mized for con­tin­u­ous GSM recep­tion. But every­thing can change when the fifth gen­er­a­tion net­works are deployed, because in the­o­ry, the con­nec­tion speed in them will be com­pared, or even sur­pass the usu­al wired Inter­net and con­nect­ing to it via Wi-Fi. More­over, the new for­mat of mobile com­mu­ni­ca­tion will give a pow­er­ful impe­tus to the devel­op­ment of the Inter­net of Things, which will be con­nect­ed with a com­put­er. What new lap­top mod­els the mar­ket expects and how to choose the best 5G lap­tops — in the KP mate­r­i­al.

1. MacBook Pro (about 110–170 thousand rubles)

Mac­book Pro. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Apple fans have been wait­ing for a pro­fes­sion­al line of lap­tops from the com­pa­ny that will be able to access the Web via the mobile net­work to be released in 2017. But two years ago, some­thing went wrong. But the onset of the 5G era should push Cuper­ti­no to cre­ate such a lap­top. Most like­ly, it will appear no ear­li­er than 2021, when the fifth gen­er­a­tion net­works on the iPhone will be test­ed. Most like­ly, Apple will tra­di­tion­al­ly refuse to use a phys­i­cal SIM card, replac­ing it with the already known vir­tu­al Apple SIM. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, while legal restric­tions in Rus­sia do not allow the use of this tech­nol­o­gy, but in two years the sit­u­a­tion may change. It’s too ear­ly to talk about the tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics of the lap­top, but it will def­i­nite­ly deserve a place in the list of the best 5G lap­tops.

Brand Kudos, Pow­er­ful Hard­ware
High price, com­ing soon

2. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (from 105 thousand rubles)

Leno­vo ThinkPad X1 Car­bon. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The ThinkPad line, of course, is now very dif­fer­ent from the leg­endary IBM lap­tops. The flag­ship X1 Car­bon series in each gen­er­a­tion has a mod­i­fi­ca­tion with a GSM modem. First there was sup­port for 3G, then LTE, and now it’s time for fifth gen­er­a­tion net­works. In 2019, a busi­ness ultra­book with 5G sup­port will not appear, but in 2021 there are chances for this. Leno­vo is active­ly pro­mot­ing a new cel­lu­lar stan­dard in its oth­er sis­ter brand Motoro­la and modem lap­top, it’s a mat­ter of time. Oth­er­wise, the future nov­el­ty should retain the fea­tures of the series — an ultra-com­pact case, a 14-inch screen, a pro­duc­tive fill­ing and the famous ThinkPad key­board



Real busi­ness lap­top with a huge mar­gin of safe­ty, good per­for­mance
Only the most expen­sive mod­i­fi­ca­tions will be equipped with a modem

3. Huawei MateBook X Pro (from 100 thousand rubles)

Huawei Mate­Book X Pro. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions giant Huawei is active­ly involved in the devel­op­ment and deploy­ment of 5G. And the release of your own lap­top with sup­port for fifth-gen­er­a­tion net­works looks like a log­i­cal step. Of course, the cov­et­ed mod­ule should appear in the most advanced line of devices, and now it’s Mate­Book X Pro. Per­haps the new mod­el will appear before the end of 2019. The frames of its screen will become even nar­row­er, the per­for­mance will be high­er, and the weight and dimen­sions will be small­er.

Well-estab­lished fash­ion device, excel­lent appear­ance
Huawei has lit­tle expe­ri­ence in the pro­duc­tion of lap­tops

4. Dell XPS (from 100 thousand rubles)

Dell XPS. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Inter­est­ing­ly, the most pres­ti­gious line of lap­tops from the Amer­i­can cor­po­ra­tion Dell has not yet had a mod­i­fi­ca­tion with an LTE modem. The roll­out of 5G could spur a man­u­fac­tur­er’s inter­est in releas­ing a device that can give the user the best inter­net speed any­where. Oth­er­wise, the phi­los­o­phy of Dell XPS should remain the same — the most com­pact case, a screen of 13.3 or 15.6 inch­es, the lat­est gen­er­a­tion i5 and i7 proces­sors, and even a 4K dis­play.

Com­pact, best-in-class dis­plays

5. Lenovo Yoga (from 80 thousand rubles)

Leno­vo Yoga. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

One of the new trends in the world of lap­tops are devices based on Qual­comm Snap­drag­on proces­sors. It is they who should com­bine all the advan­tages of the ARM and x86 archi­tec­tures, as well as shake Intel’s long-term monop­oly in the PC mar­ket. At the end of 2018, Qual­comm announced the release of a com­plete­ly new Snap­drag­on 8cx proces­sor, which, in the­o­ry, can receive sup­port for 5G net­works. And one of the first devices on it should be the new Leno­vo Yoga mod­el, which will appear at the end of 2019. By the way, Snap­drag­on proces­sors in lap­tops demon­strate real mir­a­cles of auton­o­my, and such a lap­top can work up to two times longer than a sim­i­lar solu­tion on con­ven­tion­al chipsets.

Native 5G sup­port, huge auton­o­my
Not all famil­iar Win­dows pro­grams work well with an ARM proces­sor

6. Acer Predator (from 70 thousand rubles)

Acer Preda­tors. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

A huge 17.3‑inch gam­ing lap­top weigh­ing 3 kg with 5G sup­port? Why not! In fact, the appear­ance of such a lap­top is very pre­dictable. First­ly, it will be of inter­est to many gamers, because the ultra-fast wire­less Inter­net will allow you to play mul­ti­play­er games with­out being tied to a wired Inter­net. Sec­ond­ly, 5G should breathe new life into vir­tu­al real­i­ty, which has clear­ly stag­nat­ed in recent years. And final­ly, stream­ers would like such a device, because a high-speed Inter­net con­nec­tion will help show your game to fans even faster. In oth­er words, the 5G mod­ule will be a great addi­tion to the Acer Preda­tor gam­ing lap­top.

Max­i­mum per­for­mance in the world of lap­tops, var­i­ous gam­ing fea­tures — from advanced cool­ing to sup­port for exter­nal graph­ics cards
Weight and size will scare away many

7. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro (from 65 thousand rubles)

Xiao­mi Mi Note­book Pro. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

It is unlike­ly that the ubiq­ui­tous com­pa­ny Xiao­mi will want to stay away from the lap­top man­u­fac­tur­ers’ race for 5G in devices. Now lap­tops under the Mi brand come out with­out a GSM mod­ule. Sup­port for fifth-gen­er­a­tion net­works may first appear in the flag­ship 15.6‑inch lap­top, which is a sharp army of fans of the series. And the secret of suc­cess will be the same — pro­duc­tive hard­ware, a met­al case, a high-qual­i­ty screen. “Mac­Book for cheap”, as Xiao­mi lap­tops are some­times called.

Afford­able price, excel­lent per­for­mance ratio
The cur­rent gen­er­a­tion suf­fers from over­heat­ing
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The best 5G smart­phones

How to choose a laptop with 5G

Rus­sia is one of the five coun­tries in the world where fifth gen­er­a­tion net­works are being active­ly deployed. By 2022, the best 5G lap­tops in the largest cities of our coun­try will be able to devel­op Inter­net speeds of more than 100 MB / s. Portable PCs will def­i­nite­ly ben­e­fit from this fea­ture. But when choos­ing a 5G lap­top, you need to be guid­ed not only by sup­port for fifth-gen­er­a­tion net­works, but also by oth­er char­ac­ter­is­tics, because a lap­top, unlike a smart­phone and tablet, is pri­mar­i­ly a tool. So how do you choose a 5G lap­top?


As in the case of the “lit­tle broth­ers”, the most expen­sive lap­tops will ini­tial­ly receive 5G sup­port. The aver­age price of such a solu­tion will approach the psy­cho­log­i­cal mark of 100 thou­sand rubles. But in the ear­ly 20s, with the expan­sion of the net­work and the reduc­tion in the cost of hard­ware with 5G sup­port, the prices of lap­tops with such modems can drop sharply. And the “new” Chi­nese man­u­fac­tur­ers, such as Xiao­mi and Huawei, will help the indus­try do this. So, our advice is to be patient with the pur­chase of a 5G lap­top and you can find the best deal.

Screen size and dimensions

When it comes to choos­ing the best 5G lap­top, you should not for­get about fac­tors such as the diag­o­nal of the dis­play and the size of the device asso­ci­at­ed with them. After all, they deter­mine the sce­nar­ios for using the device. For exam­ple, 13-inch ultra­books are ide­al as mobile devices. The 14″ for­mat is pre­ferred by busi­ness users. Lap­tops with 15.6‑inch screens are “uni­ver­sal sol­diers” that have a wide vari­ety of fill­ings. 17.3‑inch lap­tops are loved by gamers and engi­neers. But any of the lap­tops will great­ly add to mobil­i­ty with 5G.

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How to con­nect 5G inter­net


Tra­di­tion­al man­u­fac­tur­ers of x86 archi­tec­ture proces­sors, name­ly Intel and AMD, pre­fer to add sup­port for modems as sep­a­rate devices in the lap­top case. Such modems look like a small board that plugs into a spe­cial slot. This is used by many users who add, for exam­ple, LTE modems to lap­tops that do not ini­tial­ly sup­port Inter­net access via mobile com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Qual­com­m’s new ARM proces­sors, capa­ble of run­ning the Win­dows oper­at­ing sys­tem, have an inte­grat­ed cel­lu­lar chip. But so far these chipsets can­not com­pete in per­for­mance even with the low-pow­ered Intel Pen­tium N5000.