Premium PC Performance for the Modern Business

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

Features for Business PC Performance:

  • Ultraportable laptops are getting ever closer to the anytime, anywhere computing ideal your distributed workforce seeks.

  • The latest business PC platforms balance processor speed, battery life, connectivity, and mobility.

  • Today’s PCs have features for ultrafast data analysis, data visualization, and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity on a platform that is built for business.

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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.1

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 up2 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.3

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.1

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.4 With new business laptops and business 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.

Product and Performance Information

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“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.

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“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.

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The Total Economic Impact™ of the Intel vPro® platform, a study commissioned by Intel and conducted by Forrester Consulting (December 2018). Savings that other organizations will receive will vary based on a variety of factors, including size and baseline level of security, manageability, and productivity before the business switched to the Intel vPro® platform. Consult other sources and use information specific to your organization to determine benefits for your organization. Read the full study at intel.in/vProPlatformTEI. Your costs and results may vary.

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For workloads and configurations visit www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex. Results may vary.

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As measured by Microsoft Office 365 workflow 11th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7 Processor vs. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-8650U Processor.

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In thin and light Windows-based PCs.

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As measured by PC Mark 10 Application overall score 11th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7 Processor vs. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-8650U Processor.

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Nearly 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.

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WPA3 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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4X Capacity/Scalability: This claim is based on a comparison of overall network capacity for similarly sized 802.11ax vs. 802.11ac networks. The IEEE 802.11-14/0165r1 802.11ax specification amendment defines standardized modifications to both the IEEE 802.11 physical layers (PHY) and the IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control layer (MAC) that enable at least one mode of operation capable of supporting at least four times 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.

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As measured by Productivity and Collaboration Workflow 11th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-1185G7 Processor vs. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i7-8650U Processor.