Project Athena is more about what we expect of future laptops. Intel calls this called Key Experience Indicators (KEIs). These include always on (Lucid Sleep), long battery life (and fast charging), small hybrid form factors, maximum speed (ram and SSD), and more responsive – just like a smartphone only larger.
Not surprisingly it now includes Chromebooks. The ASUS Flip C436 (14” NanoEdge Display), and Samsung Galaxy Chromebook (13.3” 4K AMOLED) are Project Athena certified.
Intel has verified 25 laptop designs against the program’s gen-1 specification. It expects to verify 50 more device designs across Windows and Chrome OS this year.
Intel’s next mobile computing vision codenamed Tiger Lake has optimisations spanning the CPU, AI accelerators and discrete-level integrated graphics.
It will deliver double-digit performance gains, massive AI
performance improvements, a massive leap in graphics performance and 4x the
throughput of USB 3 with the new integrated Thunderbolt 4. Built on Intel’s
10nm+ process, the first Tiger Lake systems should ship this year.
Preview of first Xe-based discrete GPU
Intel provided insight into the progress on the new Intel Xe
graphics architecture, which will provide substantial performance gains in
Tiger Lake, and previewed Intel’s first Xe-based discrete GPU, code-named DG1.
Intel showed a foldable OLED display form factor, code-named “Horseshoe Bend.” Based on Intel’s Tiger Lake mobile processors, the design is similar in size to a 12-inch ‘Surface-style laptop with a folding touchscreen display that can open to more than 17 inches.
We will let the 22-minute video tell the story. The self-driving
robocar naturally navigates traffic. The drive demonstrated Mobileye’s innovative
approach to deliver safer mobility for all with a combination of artificial
intelligence, computer vision, the regulatory science model of RSS and true
redundancy through independent sensing systems.
You can access the plethora of Intel at CES 2020 releases here and watch the news conference here.