Intel announces new 8th Gen Intel Core vPro Notebook processors with better battery life, Wi-Fi 6 and more

Intel has announced a new 8th Gen Intel Core vPro mobile processor today and is based on Intel’s Whiskey Lake architecture. Intel is working with OEMs like Dell, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic, and other OEMs to bring the new design to the market.

With the launch of the new vPro mobile processor, Intel introduces its new Intel Hardware Shield technology, which helps to defend against firmware attacks. The Hardware Shield from Intel Hardware ensures that a user’s operating system is running on legitimate hardware and provides hardware to software security visibility, enabling the OS to enforce a more complete security policy.

The new PCH offers 802.11 ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 when paired with the Intel Wireless-AC 9560 external RF transceiver chip. It is also aimed at faster WLAN connectivity for workers on the go. Intel vPro clients configured with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) solutions will be some of the first available in the marketplace to enable faster Wi-Fi 6 connections. This will allow users to work from home and get a premium experience.

In addition, the platform has been validated with the Intel XMM 7360 M.2 module, which offers a power-efficient RF architecture supporting world coverage and up to LTE Advanced Cat. 10 speeds. Next generation 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3 enables a flexible computing experience with single-cable docking solutions that easily integrate the mobile PC into a peripheral-rich, stationary computing environment. It also supports 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes and integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 with up to 10 Gbps data transfer rates.

According to Intel, the new 8th gen processor delivers up to 65% faster overall performance and up to 11 hours of battery life.  Along with this, the new Intel Optane memory H10 comes with solid-state storages and enable two times faster launch of documents, spreadsheets and presentations while transferring large files.

The PCs built on the 8th Gen Intel Core vPro mobile processors will be rolling out over the next several months.


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