Lenovo is blazing a path for mass adoption of ultra-fast, low-latency laptop connectivity through mobile network operator EE, who are committed to making 5G computing a reality for consumers in the UK.
On the heels of the CES unveiling, the Lenovo Yoga 5G—the world’s first 5G PC— Lenovo has formed a strategic partnership with EE, who has 5G in more places than any other UK operator. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform, the Yoga 5G laptop delivers high-speed 5G network connectivity that is up to 10 times faster than 4G.2
EE was the first operator to launch 5G in the UK, with EE’s service now available in 80 cities and large towns across the UK. EE’s 5G network achieved the highest 5G availability compared to all other 5G networks, in eight major UK cities in independent testing from RootMetrics by IHS Markit, and EE has also been named the UK’s best network in the UK for 6 years in a row by RootMetrics. EE customers also have access to the biggest and fastest 4G network in the country for additional superfast connectivity.
As the world’s first 5G PC, the Yoga 5G convertible laptop with Windows 10 offers high speeds with ultra-fast connectivity, reduced latency, and wider bandwidth even in crowded areas. It lets users stay online when on the go with massive up-to-24-hour battery life,3 thanks to the efficiency of the Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform.
With the introduction of 5G network support, the effortlessly portable Yoga 5G is now an accessible alternative for mobile multitaskers and road warriors who need faster and more reliable connectivity options when streaming, real-time collaborating, video-chatting, gaming or file-transferring when not connected to secure, stable WiFi
To make the Yoga 5G laptop possible, Lenovo engineers and designers had to overcome a number of practical challenges in housing this new technology in a thin, light, and convertible 2-in-1 form factor. This involved shrinking the 5G antennas to fit into a slim chassis while enabling and maintaining 5G coverage regardless of how a user flips and folds the device into its laptop or tablet mode. The Lenovo team ultimately achieved this by innovating and patenting a new 5G antenna system—what became the industry’s smallest 5G module— a design that allowed for 5G coverage in both laptop or tablet modes.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo Yoga 5G is available exclusively from EE stores, ee.co.uk or EE tele sales on a 24-month 5G price plan from 7th October. Full unit price is £2,000.
- £125 per month for non-EE customers or £112.50 per month for existing EE pay monthly mobile customers
- Package includes Lenovo Premium Care for the 24-month plan and inclusive Microsoft Office 365 for 12 months and digitizer pen
- Connectivity to the EE 5G and 4G network – the UK’s no.1 network for the last seven years in a row and now the no.1 network for 5G, too
- 80GB of mobile data per month plus Reserve Data that keeps a customer connected if they use up their monthly allowance
- One inclusive Smart Benefit, with customers able to choose from Prime Video, BT Sport and Britbox