Premium PC Performance for the Modern Business

Empower employee productivity and support a mobile workforce with the right business PC for the job.1

Workers expect ready access to devices that are efficient, secure, and portable. IT decision-makers can meet these demands with a business PC fleet that gives mobile workforces the performance, trust, and connectivity to realize productive employee experiences.

Powering a Productive and Mobile Workforce

The PC remains the primary tool for getting the job done, regardless of the industry in which your business operates. One recent survey showed that 80 percent of business users prefer using a PC over a tablet or smartphone for office productivity.2

Business PC performance has tremendous impact on employee productivity. Employees lose up to a workday each year just waiting for their three-plus-year-old computer to boot up3 and are up to 12 percent less productive on PCs that are three or more years old, resulting in a potential estimated cost of USD 7,794 per year, per user.4

Whether employees work on-site or remotely, they need to keep up with fast-moving business demands. To ease their path, IT executives and professionals must make critical technology decisions to ensure their PC fleets perform efficiently, securely, and cost-effectively.

Dynamic Workplaces

Your workforce has expectations that pose new challenges for those making the organization’s technology decisions. Employees in diverse business environments want easy access to the right devices for their jobs—tools that enable them to collaborate, contribute, and stay in the flow to be more productive. They expect reliable devices that are easy to use and don’t interrupt their work.

As a result, today’s competitive businesses need innovative PC platform solutions that can significantly enhance performance across the organization. Your IT decision-makers must meet these new challenges while also continually monitoring the rate of technology change and delivering on initiatives that can move the business forward in a data-centric era.

Mobile workforces and rising employee expectations are driving the need for accelerated business PC performance.

Choosing a Platform Built for Business

Because business users have different needs than everyday consumers, it’s important to choose business-grade PCs that can deliver performance plus security, manageability, and stability to keep employees productive and in the flow. A holistic PC platform helps businesses meet their IT objectives in several ways:

  • Equipping employees with the right device form factor to match their job responsibilities helps enhance productivity. A geologist working in the field, for example, requires a laptop with durability features, while a salesperson’s laptop needs to be lightweight, have a long battery life, and support Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
  • Providing PC fleet support that helps IT teams shift away from manual on-site service calls to proactive, remote maintenance adds productivity-enhancing efficiency.
  • Executing remote troubleshooting and updates can minimize downtime and reduce support tickets.
  • Enhancing mobility and connectivity supports data-intensive applications and workloads on both sides of the corporate firewall in a more mobile than ever—and cloud-driven—world.
  • Applying automation for security features and policies helps IT teams keep pace with evolving threats.

Besides offering a performance boost, new PCs can help IT teams manage costs. According to an IDC report, PCs that are four years old or older can cost organizations 37 percent more in maintenance costs than younger PCs.2

The key to deploying a PC platform that is built for today’s dynamic business environments is a PC fleet that exploits leading-edge technologies. Older equipment requires more support time and cost, and it represents an increased risk in cybersecurity threats that are exacerbated by mobile workforces.

By choosing a PC platform that meets the requirements above, your organization gains a scalable, reliable foundation to deliver a premium user experience—so your business can focus on other strategic priorities.

Performance Benefits of the Intel vPro® Platform

The Intel vPro® platform delivers out-of-the-box business-class performance to power productivity, analyze data fast, simplify connectivity, and extend battery life. A 2019 study by Forrester Consulting commissioned by Intel found that 81 percent of IT managers surveyed reported improved user productivity by deploying new Intel vPro® platform-based devices.5 With new PCs powered by the Intel vPro® platform, IT and users reap the full benefits of the platform across all form factors, allowing users to choose the device that best fits their unique needs.

Fast System Performance

Intel® Core™ vPro® processors are ready for what’s next with fast processor speeds so your end users can analyze data, share information, and predict patterns fast. A PC with the 10th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® processor has up to 40% better overall performance6 [f:Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information, visit intel.in/benchmarks.] 7 and up to 35% faster multitasking,6 [f:Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information, visit intel.in/benchmarks.] 8 compared to a three-year-old PC.

Wi-Fi 6 Connectivity

No longer do workers need to be tethered by Ethernet cables. Integrated Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) offers businesses and employees fast connections to not only work from anywhere, but also enjoy premium experiences with a connection strong enough to support the most bandwidth-demanding apps such as video conferencing or content creation. Intel vPro® platform based laptops with integrated Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) provide nearly 3x faster speeds,9 next generation WPA3 Wi-Fi security features10, and up to 4x greater capacity for more stable connections, even in dense environments. [f:4x capacity/scalability: This claim is based on a comparison of overall network capacity for similarly sized 802.11 ax vs. 802.11 ac networks. The IEEE 802.11-14/0165r1 802.11 ax specification amendment defines standardized modifications to both the IEEE 802.11 physical layers (PHY) and the IEEE 802.11 medium access control (MAC) layer that enable at least one mode of operation capable of supporting at least 4x improvement in the average throughput per station (measured at the MAC data service access point) in a dense deployment scenario while maintaining or improving the power efficiency per station. For additional details, visit https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0165-01-0hew-802-11-hew-sg-proposed-par.docx.]

Long Battery Life

Extended battery life in ultraportable laptops and thin and light mobile systems offer even more flexibility. Whether employees are in the office or at a remote location, they have the option of leaving their power cords behind, thanks to long battery life that helps ensure a productive workday.

Fast Data Analysis and Visualization

Businesses that  refresh systems can take advantage of Intel vPro® platform capabilities to gain out-of-the-box, business-class performance that enables fast data analysis, data transformation, and data visualization.

Incredible Responsiveness

Users can experience up to 81% faster drive performance on a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® processor with  Intel® Optane™ memory H10 with solid state storage vs standard SSD.6 11

Windows* 10 Optimization

The Intel vPro® platform can help you make the most of your Windows* 10 migration. Intel®-powered devices with integrated security solutions can help combat cyberthreats and support biometric identity-based logins. And with simple and seamless remote manageability, IT teams can more easily manage a diverse fleet of devices. With a Windows* 10-optimized deployment, you can help boost productivity and security while supporting form factor flexibility.

Product and Performance Information

1Intel® technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software, or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.in. Cost reduction scenarios described are intended as examples of how a given Intel®-based product, in the specified circumstances and configurations, may affect future costs and provide cost savings. Circumstances will vary. Intel does not guarantee any costs or cost reduction. Intel does not control or audit third-party data. You should review this content, consult other sources, and confirm whether referenced data are accurate. Wi-Fi 6: Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) products support optional 160 MHz channels, enabling the fastest possible theoretical maximum speeds (2402 Mbps) for typical 2x2 802.11ax PC Wi-Fi products. Premium Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) products enable 2-4x faster maximum theoretical speeds compared with standard 2x2 (1201 Mbps) or 1x1 (600 Mbps) 802.11ax PC Wi-Fi products, which only support the mandatory requirement of 80 MHz channels.
3“Employees lose a workday each year just waiting for their computer to boot up” is based on a 2018 web-based survey, commissioned by Intel, and conducted by J.Gold Associates, LLC., of 3,297 respondents from small business in 16 countries (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UAE, the UK, and the USA), to assess the challenges and costs associated with deploying older PCs. Assuming one start-up per day and using an average start-up time that was calculated by taking the midpoint of the time survey respondents estimated it takes to start up a PC that is more than four years old, employees were estimated to spend up to eight hours a year starting up a three-year-old PC (2.90 minutes start-up x 1 start-up per work day x5 days a week x 52 weeks a year/60 (to get hours) x utilization rate of .67 = 8.46 hours per year). To review this statistic and the full report, visit intel.com/SMEStudy.
4“Employees are 12 percent less productive on PCs that are three-plus years old, resulting in an estimated cost of $7,794 per year, per user” is based on a 2018 web-based survey, commissioned by Intel, and conducted by J.Gold Associates, LLC., of 3,297 respondents from small business in 16 countries (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UAE, the UK, and the USA), to assess the challenges and costs associated with deploying older PCs. Survey respondents estimated that for PCs more than three years old, employees would be up to 12.99 percent less productive—based on an average assumed employee’s salary of USD 60,000, the lost productivity cost will amount to USD 7,794. To review this statistic and the full report, visit intel.com/SMEStudy.
5The Total Economic Impact™ of the Intel vPro® platform, Forrester, December 2018. A study commissioned by Intel and conducted by Forrester Consulting, which surveyed 256 IT managers at midsized organizations (100 to 1,000 employees) using Intel vPro® platforms in US, UK, Germany, Japan, and China. Eighty-five percent either “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that users with newer hardware see even greater productivity improvement. Read the study at Intel.com/vProPlatformTEI.
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Performance results are based on testing as of May 4, 2020, and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors.

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Overall Performance: As measured by SYSmark* 2018 Overall Score on pre-production 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10810U processor vs. 8/15/19 testing of 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7600U processor. SYSmark* 2018 is published by the Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo), a benchmarking consortium. SYSmark* tests Windows desktop applications performance using real-world scenarios: Productivity, creativity, and responsiveness. Mainstream applications used in the scenarios include Microsoft Office*, Adobe Creative Cloud*, and Google Chrome*. Each scenario produces individual metrics that roll up to an overall score. REFRESH CONFIGURATIONS, NEW: Pre-production system with: Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 -10810U processor (CML-U 6+2) PL1=15W/25W, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.9GHz, Memory: 2x16GB DDR4-2667 2Rx8, Storage: Intel® 760p M.2 PCIe* NVMe* SSD, Intel® Optane™ memory H10 with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) driver, and Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus with Samsung driver, Display Resolution: 3840x2160 eDP Panel 12.5”, OS: Windows 10 19H2-18363.ent.rx64.691-Appx68. Power policy set to AC/Balanced mode for all benchmarks except SYSmark* 2018 which is measured in AC/BAPCo mode for Performance. Power policy set to DC/Balanced mode for power. All benchmarks run in Admin mode & Tamper Protection Disabled / Defender Disabled, Graphics driver: 2020-02-11-ci-master-4102-revenue-pr-1007926-whql, Temperature: Tc=70c for all performance measurements. Tc=50c for MobileMark* 2018. 3-YEAR OLD:OEM system with Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 -7600U (KBL-U 2+2) PL1=15W, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.9GHz, Memory: 2 X 4GB DDR4, Storage: Intel® 760p M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, Display Resolution: 1920x1080, OS: 10.0.18362.175. Power policy set to AC/Balanced mode for all benchmarks except SYSmark 2018 which is measured in AC/BAPCo mode for Performance. Power policy set to DC/Balanced mode for power. All benchmarks run in Admin mode & Tamper Protection Disabled / Defender Disabled, Graphics driver: n/a Bios version: n/a , Temperature: Tc=70c for all performance measurements. Tc=50c for MobileMark 2018.

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Multitasking: As measured by Office 365 Multi-threaded Workload on pre-production 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10810U processor vs. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7600U processor. Measures the time it takes Microsoft Office* to perform 3 tasks in a multitasking scenario: 1. Export a PowerPoint File as Video. 2. Export a Word Document to PDF. 3. Excel spreadsheet calculation. REFRESH CONFIGURRATIONS, NEW: Pre-production system with: Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 -10810U processor (CML-U 6+2) PL1=15W/25W, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.9GHz, Memory: 2x16GB DDR4-2667 2Rx8, Storage: Intel® 760p M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, Intel® Optane™ memory H10 with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) driver, and Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus with Samsung driver, Display Resolution: 3840x2160 eDP Panel 12.5”, OS: Windows* 10 19H2-18363.ent.rx64.691-Appx68. Power policy set to AC/Balanced mode for all benchmarks except SYSmark* 2018 which is measured in AC/BAPCo mode for Performance. Power policy set to DC/Balanced mode for power. All benchmarks run in Admin mode & Tamper Protection Disabled / Defender Disabled, Graphics driver: 2020-02-11-ci-master-4102-revenue-pr-1007926-whql, Temperature: Tc=70c for all performance measurements. Tc=50c for MobileMark* 2018. 3-YEAR OLD: OEM system with Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 -7600U processor (KBL-U 2+2) PL1=15W, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.9GHz, Memory: 8117 MB (DDR4 SDRAM), Storage: Intel® 760p M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, Display Resolution: 1920x1080, OS: 10.0.18363.657 (Win10 19H2 1909 November 2019 Update). Power policy set to AC/Balanced mode for all benchmarks except SYSmark* 2018 which is measured in AC/BAPCo mode for Performance. Power policy set to DC/Balanced mode for power. All benchmarks run in Admin mode & Tamper Protection Disabled / Defender Disabled, Graphics driver: 25.20.100.6374, Bios version: KBLSE2R1.R00.X146.P02.1812100910, Temperature: Tc=70c for all performance measurements. Tc=50c for MobileMark* 2018.

9Nearly 3X Faster: 802.11ax 2x2 160 MHz enables 2402 Mbps maximum theoretical data rates, ~3X (2.8X) faster than standard 802.11ac 2x2 80 MHz (867 Mbps) as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and require the use of similarly configured 802.11ax wireless network routers.
10WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Features: The Wi-Fi Alliance industry consortium will certify Wi-Fi 6 products for compliance with the IEEE 802.11ax standard, and will require WPA3 security certification as a pre-requisite to ensure the latest in Wi-Fi security features. WPA3 Simplified Passwords: WPA3 uses Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) to replace the Pre-Shared Key (PSK) exchange protocol used by WPA2. SAE more securely handles initial key exchange and uses forward secrecy, which makes it more resistant to offline decryption attacks and provides stronger password-based authentication. WPA3 Enhanced Protection: Additional network protection comes from the equivalent of 192-bit cryptographic strength across an 802.11ax network and is superior to the 128-bit AES encryption utilized with WPA2.
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Drive performance: As measured by PCMark* 10 Quick System Drive on pre-production 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10810U processor with Intel® Optane™ memory H10 With 512GB Solid State Storage vs. pre-production 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10810U processor with 500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus.