Most business leaders are unlikely to have been concerned about connectivity in recent years. Employees have been connected to super-fast home Wi-Fi networks, the same networks they use to stream Netflix, play online games, and connect with friends and family, as a result of the pandemic-induced shift to remote working, which has seen staff depart corporate headquarters for home offices.
However, as the world begins to return to normal, many organizations are realizing the importance of always-on connectivity, especially as workers resume their daily commutes and re-enter the world of corporate events. Business travel is also making a comeback, which means that workers are frequently forced to rely on hotel Wi-Fi and inadequate conference center connectivity options.
While the majority of your employees will have a smartphone with 4G or 5G connectivity, allowing them to catch up on emails and perform light work-related tasks, this is frequently insufficient. A 4G-equipped laptop may be the answer your company is looking for for tasks that require full PC power. This not only makes completing work tasks on the go less stressful for your out-of-office employees, but it’s also much safer than connecting to public Wi-Fi networks – and often much faster as well.
They’re also a great option for non-traveling employees. With businesses embracing a new hybrid way of working in which employees can split their time between their homes, offices, and an infinite number of other locations, a 4G laptop allows your employees to get to work no matter where they are, be it in the garden, the park, or a local coffee shop.
This will also save your employees from having to rely on frequently unreliable Wi-Fi hotspots, which are also prone to quickly draining smartphone batteries and unknowingly eating up data plans, both of which can be costly to your business.
Unfortunately, while almost every notebook available today includes a Wi-Fi card, there aren’t nearly as many that include a 4G card. However, AMD Ryzen™ PRO 6000 Series Processors make it easier than ever to ensure your employees are always connected, and the chips are now available in a variety of laptops that include a 4G modem.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T14, for example, is an AMD Ryzen™ PRO 6000 Series-powered business laptop that not only supports the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard but also includes optional support for 4G LTE and sub-6 5G via eSIM for business users who are constantly on the move and require constant access to a reliable connection. The HP EliteBook 805 is another AMD Ryzen™ PRO 6000 Series laptop that checks all the boxes for enterprise connectivity; it provides gigabit-class 4G LTE powered by 4×4 antennas, allowing your employees to work virtually anywhere in the world.
Furthermore, with an AMD Ryzen™ PRO 6000 Series processor-based laptop with 4G connectivity, you can be confident that your employees have all of the tools and power they require to complete their tasks. The AMD Ryzen™ 6000 Series mobile CPUs, based on AMD’s “Zen 3+” architecture, can deliver up to 1.3x faster performance than the previous generation*, as well as up to 26 hours of battery life on a premium business laptop**, ensuring your employees are not tethered to a socket.
In terms of connectivity, the CPUs provide much more than just support for 4G LTE networks. AMD RyzenTM PRO 6000 Series processors offer next-generation multi-gigabit speeds, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.0 support, and USB 4.0 data transfers at 40GB/s.
Despite these connectivity credentials, AMD RyzenTM PRO 6000 Series CPUs can be found in some of the lightest, thinnest, and most portable business laptops available – ideal for your employees who are reintroducing business travel into their lives.