These are the Best 5G Laptops that you can buy in Summer 2021: Lenovo, Dell, Samsung, and more
Having built-in mobile network connectivity on your laptop is bliss as it ensures seamless connectivity, even when you’re on the go. It’s true you can get Wi-Fi at most public places or just tether your smartphone to send that important email quickly. But what if you don’t want to mess around with complicated passwords, unreliable connectivity, and most of all, unsecured networks? We already have a variety of 4G LTE-enabled laptops on the market today, but if those aren’t fast enough for you, we have a handful of 5G-enabled laptops you can put your money on.
Navigate this guide:
- Best overall laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga
- Best business laptop: Dell Latitude 9520
- Best ARM laptop: HP Elite Folio
- Best budget laptop: Samsung Galaxy Book Go
- Best tablet: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
Best overall: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga
A premium 2-in-1 notebook from Lenovo, the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is one of the sleekest notebooks you can get with 5G connectivity. The X1 Yoga has been around for a while, but this year the company gave it a new treatment with an ultralight chassis featuring carbon, magnesium, and titanium.
The 13.5-inch notebook weighs just 1.15kg with 11.5mm thickness but packs in the latest 11th-Gen Intel Core vPro processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD and is Intel EVO certified. The notebook also supports an active stylus pen, while the 3:2 ratio display comes with a 2K (2256×1504) resolution. For 5G connectivity, the notebook can be configured with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modem to provide fast 5G speeds.
Best business laptop: Dell Latitude 9520
Dell introduced the new Latitude 9520 this year as its premium 15-inch notebook for professionals and business users. Available in a 2-in-1 or clamshell form factor, the notebook can be configured with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G chipset for high-speed mobile internet.
Loaded with the latest 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake vPro processors, the Latitude 9520 comes with up to a Core i7-1185G7 processor, 32GB 4266MHz LPDDR4x RAM, 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD, and a 15-inch full-HD (1920 x 1080) touch or UHD (3840 x 2160) non-touch display. The notebook also comes with Thunderbolt 4 ports, and an optional 88WHr battery, and a fingerprint scanner.
Best ARM laptop: HP Elite Folio
A new entrant to the list of ARM-based Windows laptops, the HP Elite Folio is an excellent notebook featuring a premium design including a vegan leather folio-style cover. Since it’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, it also comes with the option of a 5G modem which is limited to sub-6GHz speeds.
It’s a convertible notebook allowing you to easily switch between laptop and tablet form factors. Other notable features include HP’s Sure View Reflect privacy display, an excellent keyboard, and top-end specs including 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage which is rare on a Windows on ARM laptop.
Best budget laptop: Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Samsung announced its new range of Galaxy-branded laptops this year with the Galaxy Book Go being one of the most affordable ones from the lot. It’s one of the cheapest laptops starting at $350, although you’ll have to shell out extra for the 5G version. The standard Wi-Fi and LTE variants are powered by the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset but if you go for the 5G model, it bumps up the processor to the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2.
We recently had a chance to check out the base variant of the laptop and we were quite impressed with what Samsung is offering for the asking price. Expect the price of the 5G variant of the Galaxy Book Go to be around $500.
Best tablet: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
This is not your traditional laptop, but a large 13.3-inch Windows tablet that folds down the middle. Launched last year, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is an ambitious 2-in-1 folding device from Lenovo that’s unlike any device you might have used. If you don’t like the onscreen keyboard, you can also use the physical keyboard or just fold the display and slap it on the tablet for a regular laptop experience. This machine comes with an Intel Lakefield Core i5 processor with 8G of RAM and 1TB of storage with optional 5G connectivity. However, with pricing starting at $2,400, this doesn’t come cheap.
From the above, our pick would be the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga as it offers one of the most premium and functional designs. With 5G rolling out to more regions, we’re expecting much wider coverage in 2021. This also means consumers will not only move to the faster network but are likely to invest in a notebook that offers support for next-gen connectivity.
If 5G connectivity isn’t your priority, and we do understand why it perhaps wouldn’t be, then check out our list of the best laptops for 2021.