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But the notebook revolution is far from over, and it could be better.
Intel recently announced a new "Project Athena" (Athena Plan), which will change the notebook again and the world again, just like Speedy!
Simply put,"Athena" is an innovative plan advocated by Intel. It aims to help partners bring new advanced notebook computers to the market and make full use of new generation technologies such as 5G mobile communication and AI artificial intelligence. It is expected to bring avant-garde, bold and brand-new experience, so that the new generation of notebooks can integrate first-class performance, super-long endurance, instant secure connection and fashionable and beautiful design.
Wi-Fi was the core of Fast Drive, and this time,Instead of just one or two technologies or one or two hardware, Athena is aiming to revolutionize the mobile experience of laptops based on the entire PC ecosystem.
To this end, Athena will be divided into six major areas of innovation to meet specific platform needs and user experience goals.
1. Immediate actionLaptops that are dormant or sleeping can be resurrected in the least amount of time, even before you are ready.
2. Performance and responsivenessUsers no longer need to wait for their laptops to keep up with their own rhythm, with ideas, needs can be realized immediately.
3. Artificial IntelligenceNotebook is not only used, it can provide help before the user orders, and adapt to the user's personalized needs, optimize the whole system.
4. Battery lifeTo meet the needs of a whole day, you don't need to consider the remaining electricity when you go out, and you don't need to carry a charger with you.
5. ConnectivityConnect the world automatically, instantly and safely at any time and anywhere.
6, shapeAdaptive, ultra-thin design, immersion display.
Intel, as industry leader and advocate of Athena Plan, will be at the forefront of paving the way for the whole ecosystem. Around the plan, Intel will carry out extensive research to understand the use of equipment, challenges, the most urgent needs and so on, and provide a complete and targeted solution to lead the notebook revolution.
Specifically, Intel's action processes include:List annual specifications for platform requirements, new user experience and benchmark performance evaluation objectives based on real usage patterns, flexible joint design support and innovation exploration, and accelerated ecosystem collaborationDevelopmentKey notebook components and complete verification process verification equipment are proposed.
Gregory Bryant, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Client Computing Department of Intel, told us that Intel will cooperate with the whole industry on the specific goals of notebook shape, battery life, connectivity and performance, and carry out a series of comprehensive actions such as engineering plan, marketing plan and verification plan around these goals.
More specifically, Intel is still thinking about the impetus, but it will certainly give its full support to its partners in all aspects.
Intel's responding ecological leadership has also been best demonstrated in Athena, and a large number of industry partners have expressed their support, such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, Samsung, Sharp, Millet and other notebook manufacturers.JD.COMFang, Hehui Photoelectric (EDO), Innolux, Huaqin Communications and other components manufacturers, Renbao, Heshuo, Quanta, Weichuang and other generations of manufacturers, Google,MicrosoftAnd so on system software manufacturers, it can be said that a complete industrial chain around notebooks has arrived.
Among them,The cross-border alliance of Huawei and Xiaomi mobile phone giants is particularly noticeable and has very special significance.
On the one hand, this fully demonstrates that Huawei and Xiaomi's efforts in the field of PC notebooks have been widely recognized in the past two years. Now they are more closely linked with Intel and the whole industry, and their prospects are more promising.
On the other hand, Intel will learn a lot from them to better meet the needs of users in the mobile age. Gregory Bryant said in an interview that Intel's cooperation with Huawei and Millet is very deep, and Intel attaches great importance to them. It can help them strengthen notebook design and learn more from their mobile phone design.
Google joins MicrosoftWindowsIn addition, it provides users with the option of ChromeOS system, which can make a big contribution in the mobile era.
From an industry perspective, the proposal of Intel Athena project is easy to imagine. On the one hand, AMD has risen rapidly in the past two years, and more and more notebooks based on AMD Reyron processor are available.
On the other hand, Qualcomm, a mobile chip giant, has never concealed its ambition to enter PC ecology. It has continuously launched multi-generation notebook computing platforms. Especially the latest 8cx, which uses 7Nm technology, is known as the strongest PC computing platform in history. It has also attracted many partners to improve the ecological construction.
But in fact,Intel makes Athena more from its own development strategy and industry development prospects. It is based on Intel's deep understanding of the mobile interconnection world, and after careful consideration, it decides to adopt the strategy.
Intel emphasizes in particular thatRespect all competitors, and welcome competition, because this is conducive to the development of Intel itself and the industry as a whole.
Athena is an innovative platform. Intel believes that only when all sides cooperate better and do a good job on the platform, can they bring real advantages and innovations, meet the most urgent needs of customers, and further promote the development of cutting-edge technology.
According to the schedule, the first batch of Project Athena equipment is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2019. Let's wait.