In the transition to the data-centric era, the PC remains a critical facet of Intel's business, and it is an area where Intel believes there are still so many opportunities ahead, said Gregory Bryant, SVP and GM of Intel’s Client Computing Group at the onging world’s biggest PC shown - Computex 2018.
Delivering a keynote speech at the event, Bryant said even when people really need to get things done, over 80 percent turn to their PC. At the same time, users are more distracted than ever. Data shows that on average people are interrupted every three minutes. The nature of where, how and why people work is also changing. And the way people connect with one another has changed, with technology being a key driving force.
Against this backdrop, there is an opportunity to fundamentally improve the PC experience to meet today's needs - to help people focus on what is most important to them. Buto help them create and build a sense of community and to make this leap, there is a need to innovate the PC around five key vectors: performance, connectivity, battery life, adaptability and intelligence, Bryant noted.
Intel's unwavering commitment to delivering the best performance continues Bryant said while it unveils the latest additions to its mobile lineup of the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family: the Whiskey Lake U-series and Amber Lake Y-series, featuring up to double-digit performance gains and integrated gigabit Wi-Fi.
Intel’s SVP noted that users can expect more than 140 new laptops and 2-in-1s from OEMs starting this fall. And for desktop, by the end of this year, Intel will deliver a new X-series release and the next Intel Core S-series processor, Bryant said.
Beyond processing power, Intel also sees the opportunity for even more PC acceleration with the introduction of the Optane SSD 905P, now available in an M.2 form factor, Bryant explained. Delivering industry-leading endurance, Intel’s new and slim Optane SSD is a high-performance drive that allows the processor to spend less time waiting and more time computing, Bryant highlighted.
At Mobile World Congress, Intel talked about its leadership and the importance of 5G, Bryant said while reminding the audience that Sprint is now Intel’s partner to sell Intel processor based, 5G-connected PCs in stores around the world. The company GM for Client Computing also pointed out that Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft are working with Intel to deliver the industry's first 5G-connected laptops and 2-in-1s in 2019.
All-Day Battery Life
The display consumes the most battery in a device, and one way Intel is working to enable all-day battery life is by co-engineering the new Intel Low Power Display Technology, featured in a one watt panel manufactured by Sharp and Innolux, which can cut LCD power consumption by half, Bryant said.
In terms of Adaptability, people are looking for PCs that adapt to their lifestyle and location. This can take shape in new form factors like dual screen, along with designing platforms for specific usage scenarios.
Intelligence will be integral to the modern, adaptable PC experience, Bryant accentuated. Intel's plan to bring AI to the PC is by delivering tools and resources to the developer community and collaborating with OEMs to package the AI capabilities into new devices, Bryant observed.
Bryant concluded by saying that there has never been a greater opportunity for Intel and the ecosystem to work together and deliver even more positive change to the PC.