New Windows 10 laptops will eliminate the spinning circle for good

by Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
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Windows 10 users will soon say ‘Thank you’ to Intel for bringing a breath of fresh air to laptops. In 2019, Intel will upgrade the PC experience from boring to amazing thanks to its newest technology that is currently being developed under the code name of Project Athena.

What is Project Athena?

So, would you like to move your fingers on a 5G AI-powered Intel laptop? If the answer is yes, then read on to learn more.
Intel defines Project Athena as “laptop innovation rooted in human understanding”.

The project will revolutionize laptop design by bringing never before seen improvements in the following areas:

  • Sleek body design
  • Laptop performance
  • Battery life
  • Minimize the boot up time
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Lightning-fast responsiveness

Meet Lakefield, a new hybrid CPU architecture

Intel also introduced its new hybrid CPU platform code-named Lakefield. It consists of five cores, combining a 10nm high-performance Sunny Cove core with four Intel Atom processor-based cores into a tiny package.

Thanks to the new technology, Windows 10 laptops will support smoother frame rates and more than 1 TFLOP of performance for richer gaming experiences.

How will the new changes translate into better laptop performance?

Windows 10 laptops powered by Athena technology will boot up immediately. Moreover, your laptop will wake up from sleep instantly. Nowadays, even on top-notch laptops, it take a few seconds until your device is fully operational again after you wake it up from sleep.

This brings us to another topic. Intel says that with the new architecture, Windows spinning circles will be history. Laptops will be so responsive that the need for displaying spinning circles will virtually be eliminated.

Project Athena will truly unleash AI power through the new Intel DL Boost instruction sets that accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) workloads. In simple terms, your PC will become more intuitive and will be able to guess what actions you want to perform even before you give it any instructions or commands.

Last, but not least on our list is battery life. Thanks to Project Athena, ultra-thin Windows 10 laptops will feature excellent battery life of over 10 hours without minimizing CPU power.

You can read more about all these changes on Intel’s press release page.


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