Getting online shouldn’t be a barrier to productivity. A Connected PC uses cellular data which provides your hybrid workforce the same instant connection as a smartphone.
Gone are the days of sharing bandwidth and slow connection speeds. Give your employees optimal flexibility to work from anywhere with always-on 4G or 5G* connectivity they can count on.
Using a Connected PC means team members are automatically connected to a secure cellular network with end-to-end encryption so your company’s data is kept safe.
Mobile broadband allows you to connect laptops and tablets to the web anywhere you can get a mobile signal. Connect to a 3G, 4G, or 5G network through an embedded module and a physical or virtual SIM card.
5G networks provide more speed, 10x less latency and significantly more capacity than 4G/ LTE. Choosing a 5G-enabled device will allow you to fall back to 4G and even 3G when 5G is not available.
Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is a physical card with a chip that allows a mobile carrier to match your device with your account so that you can communicate over their network. Embedded SIM (eSIM) also referred to as a virtual SIM, is a programmable SIM card that is embedded directly into the device, that plays the same role as a physical SIM.
4G/ 5G and Wi-Fi are complementary technologies that provide mobile connectivity. Wi-Fi is used mainly in buildings and densely populated areas due to its shorter range, while 4G/5G offers broader coverage and a nationwide network available even in remote areas. Mobile Broadband has been proven to be more secure by design and offers a better protection against external attacks.
Embedded modules are integrated into the laptop, optimizing power consumption, antenna positioning for better reception and instant connectivity. A mobile phone used as modem for tethering requires manually connecting to a laptop, and configuring a connection which is shared with the laptop. This uses more phone battery and means the user must have access to their smartphone or a cable.
Mobile broadband modules are categorized by technology and performance. 4G LTE is the current mainstream technology and it is available in two versions: Cat 9 (standard speeds) and Cat 16 (faster speeds), the latter offering up to 1Gbit/s of performance. 5G is the new standard that will take over in the coming years with a tremendous increase in bandwidth and even lower latency. 5G modems are also backwards compatible with 4G and other protocols so the switch to the newer generation will be seamless.
CAT 9: Standard 4G module providing performance levels to 500 Mbps. Offers good performance for video calls and web browsing. CAT 16: High end, high performance 4G module providing performance levels up to 1 Gbps. Allows for faster download speeds and additional bandwidth required for multiple simultaneous connections.
9000 - 9430, 9330 2-in-1 7000 - 7330, 7340, 7440, 7530, 7640, 5000 - 5330, 5340, 5430, 5431, 5440, 5531, 5540
7000 - 7680, 7780 3000 - 3580, 3581, 3570, 3571
7000 - 7230, 7330 5000 - 5430
Latitude9000 – 9330 2-in-1, 9430,7000 – 7330, 7340, 7440, 7530, 76405000 – 5330, 5340, 5430, 5431, 5440, 55403000 – 3140 2-in-1, 3440, 3540Rugged 5430, 7230, 7330Precision 3570, 3571, 3580, 3581Chromebook 5430
Latitude9000 – 9330 2-in-1, 9430, 9440 2-in-17000 – 7340, 7440, 76405000 – 5340, 5440, 5540Rugged 5430, 7230, 7330 Precision 3571, 3580, 3581, 7680, 7780
Select a PC with mobile broadband from our Connected PC offerings.
Activate a cellular data plan with your preferred carrier when you receive your 4G/5G laptop.
Contact your Dell Advisor to configure the best Mobile Broadband solution. Available on select Latitude, Precision, Rugged and XPS devices.
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