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MediaTek introduces the T700, a 5G modem for the Intel notebooks of the near future

MediaTek shows the T700 off. (Source: MediaTek)
MediaTek shows the T700 off. (Source: MediaTek)
MediaTek and Intel had previously announced a partnership to ultimately result in 5G-capable laptops powered by the latter's CPUs. Now, this collaboration has reached a stage at which the modem necessary has been tested and validated for these purposes. It is thus now rated for standalone- and non-standalone sub-6GHz connectivity.
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When Intel passed its own 5G chipset concern off on Apple, it turned to MediaTek instead to help it develop data cards for the line of notebooks with next-gen mobile data it envisaged at the time. Now, the two companies have announced that this project has resulted in a working modem with the connectivity called for.

Therefore, its OEM has revealed that it is called the T700, and supports dual-mode sub-6GHz 5G. Now, it will go to Intel so as to begin work on its integration into and optimization within the systems the company has planned for it.

The resulting PCs may be directed at consumer and business use-cases; indeed, according to a freshly quote from MediaTek President Joe Chen: "Intel’s deep expertise in the PC space and our groundbreaking 5G modem technology [will] redefine the laptop experience and bring consumers the best 5G experiences.”

The first machines to offer this new horizon in notebook technology may be made by Dell and HP. MediaTek and Intel now estimate that they may be launched as early as the first half of 2021.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08- 7 (Update: 2020-08- 7)