Intel announced two new 11th Gen U-Series CPUs for use in thin, lightweight laptops to kick off this year’s virtual Computex. It also introduced its first 5G M.2 laptop module, developed in collaboration with MediaTek (Intel sold its smartphone modem business to Apple in 2019).
Intel’s latest processors contain Intel Irix Xe graphics on both of them. The Core i7-1195G7 is the flagship model, with a base clock speed of 2.9 GHz that can be increased to 5.0 GHz on a single core utilising Intel’s Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology. The Core i5-1155G7, on the other hand, has a base clock speed of 2.5GHzm and a maximum speed of 4.5GHz.
The “5G Solution 5000” 5G M.2 module supports 5G NR mid-band, sub-6GHz frequencies, and eSIM technology. In North America, EMEA, APAC, Japan, and Australia, Intel has partnered with telecommunications companies. By the end of the year, the module should be in laptops from Acer, ASUS, HP, and other manufacturers, and OEMs are working on 250 designs based on 11th Gen U-Series CPUs, which should be available by the holidays.