How 4G laptops could revolutionise your business

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Over the past couple of years, it’s unlikely that connectivity has been a major  concern for most business leaders. As a result of the pandemic-induced shift to  remote working, which has seen staff depart corporate headquarters for home  offices, employees have been hooked up to super-fast home Wi-Fi® networks - the  same networks they use to stream Netflix, play online games, and connect with  friends and family. 

However, now that the world is starting to return to normal, many organisations are  realising the importance of always-on connectivity, particularly as workers return to  the daily commute and re-enter the world of corporate events. Business travel, too, is  starting to make a comeback, which means workers are often left reliant on hotel Wi Fi and poor conference centre connectivity options. 

While most of your employees will have a smartphone with 4G or 5G connectivity,  enabling them to catch up on emails and do some light work-related tasks, that often  isn’t enough. For tasks that require full PC power, a 4G-equipped laptop might be the  answer your business is looking for. Not only does this make completing work tasks  on the go less stressful for your out-of-office workers, but it’s also much safer than  connecting to public Wi-Fi networks - and often much faster too.  

They’re a great option for your non-travelling employees, too. With businesses  embracing a new hybrid way of working, whereby workers can split their time  between their home, the offices and endless other locations, a 4G laptop allows your  employees to get to work no matter where they are, be it in the garden, at the park or  at a local coffee shop.  

This will also save your employees having to rely on often-unreliable Wi-Fi hotspots,  which are also prone to quickly draining smartphone batteries and unknowingly  eating up data plans, which could prove costly for your business.  

Unfortunately, while almost every notebook available today has a Wi-Fi card built-in,  there aren't nearly as many laptops that offer an included 4G card. However, AMD’s  Ryzen™ 6000 PRO processors make it easier than ever to ensure your employees  

are connected wherever they go, and the chips are now available in a number of  laptops that come with a 4G modem built-in.  

The Lenovo ThinkPad T14, for example, is a Ryzen™ 6000 PRO-powered business  laptop that not only supports the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard but also comes with  optional support for 4G LTE and sub-6 5G via eSIM for those business users who  are always on the go and need constant access to a reliable connection. The HP  EliteBook 805 is another AMD Ryzen™ 6000 PRO laptop that ticks the boxes when  it comes to enterprise connectivity; it offers gigabit-class 4G LTE powered through 4x4 antennas, which means your employees can get to work virtually wherever they  are in the world.  

What’s more, with an AMD Ryzen™ 6000 PRO processor-based laptop with 4G  connectivity, you can rest assured your employees have all of the tools and power  they need to get the job done. Based on AMD’s “Zen 3+” architecture, the Ryzen™  6000 Series mobile CPUs can deliver as much as 1.3x faster performance than the previous generation, and can deliver up to 26 hours of battery life on a premium  business laptop, ensuring your employees don’t need to be tethered to a socket. 

The CPUs offer much more than support for 4G LTE networks in the connectivity  department, too. AMD Ryzen™ 6000 PRO processors deliver next-generation multi gigabit speeds with support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.0 and 40GB-per-second  data transfers via USB 4.0.  

Despite these connectivity credentials, AMD Ryzen™ 6000 PRO CPUs can be found  in some of the lightest, thinnest and most portable business laptops around - perfect  for your employees that are back to embracing the world of business travel.