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Why you should get an Intel Evo Platform laptop

If you’ve been scouting for laptops recently, then you might have encountered the Intel® Evo™ badge on those devices or might have received a recommendation to get an Intel® Evo™ laptop. But what is the Intel® Evo™ Platform? Why should you get one for a laptop? What are the benefits? Read on to find out.

The Intel® Evo™ Platform, previously known as Project Athena, was officially announced in 2020, along with Intel® ‘s 11th generation “Tiger Lake” mobile processors. It’s basically a set of guidelines and requirements for laptop manufacturers to help them produce a new class of thin and light devices that are powerful enough to keep up with today’s fast-paced lifestyle. If a laptop meets all the requirements, it will earn the Intel® Evo™ badge.

What are those requirements? The laptop should be equipped with the latest processor and graphics, should have fast WiFi technology, fast wake-up time, powerful wired connection, and long battery life. Not to mention thin and light so that you can work on the go. Let’s dive into these features.

11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris Xe Graphics

Intel® Evo™ laptops should be equipped with Intel® ‘s 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processors designed for thin-and-light laptops. It leverages Intel® ‘s new SuperFin process technology to optimize power efficiency while maintaining top-notch performance and responsiveness. It also includes enhanced audio with CPU offload for background noise suppression via Intel® Gaussian and Neural Accelerator 2.0 (Intel® GNA), AI-accelerated background blur and video super-resolution, the latest video decode, and has hardware support for Dolby Vision.

With the help of Intel® Iris Xe Graphics, it can provide up to 2.7x faster real-world photo editing and up to 2x faster real-world video editing11 versus competitive products, in addition to supporting for 8K HDR displays and up to four simultaneous 4K HDR displays. It can also handle games like Borderlands 3, Far Cry New Dawn, Hitman 2 at 1080p. Not bad for integrated graphics.


Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)

You’ve probably seen the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac in spec sheets before. The letters correspond to major advancements in WiFi technology, with the “ac” being the fifth generation, now referred to as WiFi 5. WiFi 6 or IEEE 802.11 ax is the latest in WiFi technology and offers faster and more stable wireless connections with improved power efficiency and increased range, which is something you will need for a thin and light laptop.

Thunderbolt™ 4

Thunderbolt™ 4 is an Intel® technology revealed in 2020. It’s a next-gen universal cable connectivity solution that allows connected devices to deliver data, video, and power using a single USB Type-C port. Users can connect Intel® Evo™ Platform laptops to a Thunderbolt™ dock or hub to expand its connectivity to displays, storage solutions, or USB accessories, allowing them to streamline their workspaces. Thunderbolt™ 4 delivers 40 Gbps speeds, and data supports two 4K displays or one 8K display, supports PCIe at 32 Gbps for storage speeds of up to 3,000 Mbps, and can power the laptop as well.

Fast wake-up times and long battery life

With Intel® Evo™ Platform laptops, you can expect yourself to be productive in no time. Given the features mentioned above, these laptops can wake up in less than a second, so you can log in and start with your tasks. You also don’t have to worry about working away from a power source as Intel® Evo™ Platform laptops boast a long battery life of at least 9 hours on a single full charge. It charges fast, too, and can provide you with 4 hours’ worth of charge in less than 30 minutes.

Biometric ID

Intel® Evo™ Platform laptops are secure as well, as one of the requirements is biometric security. If you see a laptop with an Intel® Evo™ badge, you can expect it to feature a fast fingerprint scanner or an IR Camera Face Recognition with Windows Hello. This allows for a faster, more convenient, yet more secure login.

Check out the general specs of an Intel® Evo™ laptop below:
• Houses Intel® 11th Gen Core™ Processors and Intel® Xe Graphics
• Long battery life with fast charging capability (lasts more than 9 hours on FHD displays)
• Demonstrates vivid colors perfect for playing games, editing, or even just watching
• Has Biometric ID (Fingerprint, IR Camera Face Recognition)

Intel® has also hand-selected the leading laptop manufacturers to carry the Intel® Evo™ line — Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and MSI. You can even get an Intel® Evo™ laptop for just PHP 59,995. Given the choices and competitive starting price, you have the option to choose the right laptop for your needs depending on your budget. At the same time, you can be sure that it can deliver the performance that Intel® intends. Just look for the Intel® Evo™ badge for your next laptop purchase.

Check out Intel® Evo™ laptops in-store and online at the following retailers: Abenson, Electroworld, Gigahertz, Lazada, Octagon, PC Express, Silicon Valley, VillMan, and other leading retailers.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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