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Connected PCs with Secure Mobile Broadband

The connection convenience of a smartphone with the power of a PC


Effortless connectivity

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.


Confident performance

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.


Dependable security

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.

Connectivity Key Terms

Mobile Broadband

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.

Mobile Broadband Compatible Laptops

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Getting Started

  1. Step 1 :

    Select a PC with mobile broadband from our Connected PC offerings.

  2. Step 2 :

    Activate a cellular data plan with your preferred carrier when you receive your 4G/5G laptop.

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Work Securely from Virtually Anywhere with Connected PCs

Work Securely from Virtually Anywhere with Connected PCs

In today's fast-paced world, staying connected is essential. Dell's cutting-edge laptops with mobile broadband ensure uninterrupted internet access through 4G and 5G cellular networks when a secure Wi-Fi connection is out of reach.

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