Verizon makes a leap forward in 5G connectivity with the release of what the carrier says is the world’s first 5G PC, the Lenovo Flex 5G. Available Friday at verizonwireless.com, buyers can take advantage of Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband Connected Device Plan, starting at $30 a month, for unlimited data, hotspot usage, and 4K video streaming over 5G.
The Flex 5G can download files at up to 2 gigabits per second. Powered by Qualcomm’s laptop chipset, the Snapdragon 8cx processor, the fanless device promises up to 24 hours of battery life on a single charge.
According to Verizon, Snapdragon 8cx 5G “provides a superior always-on, always-connected computing experience, so you can create, collaborate, and communicate from anywhere. Users will experience powerful graphics and performance, multi-day battery life and multi-gigabit connectivity speeds, thanks to the integrated Snapdragon X24 4G and Snapdragon X55 5G modem-RF system.”
The thin aluminum device folds in half to transform the Flex 5G into a tablet for taking notes, sketching, or watching videos on its wide-angle 14” touchscreen. Dolby Atmos®-optimized audio enables enhanced video and gaming.
The Flex 5G promises reliable connectivity when not connected to secure, stable WiFi. The laptop also includes enterprise-grade security features like Windows Hello and an integrated IR camera designed to recognize its owner.
The Lenovo Flex 5G is available for $1,399.99 or at $58.33 per month for 24 months through Verizon’s Device Payment program. Flex 5G purchases will also include one year of Microsoft 365 service for free.