Intel has announced its new vPro platform, powered by the latest 13th generation Intel Core processors, which it hopes will find a place in your next business laptop.
The chipmaker promises “best security, business management and performance” as companies look to secure their investments for the future in a shrinking economy.
“Dozens” of security features are built into the silicon, which Intel says gives it a 70% advantage in reducing its attack surface over four-year-old PCs. With this comparison, Intel is essentially telling customers that the PCs they bought before the pandemic are much more vulnerable to attacks, which has become a hot topic as several countries escalate their tech battles.
Intel vPro for business
Intel Threat Detection Technology promises to offer customers more choice of endpoint detection and response solution providers, while also having built-in ransomware detection hardware.
The basis is the latest 13th generation Intel Core processors, however, the hybrid architecture provides additional performance and efficient cores depending on the model.
Beyond security, many of the latest connectivity standards include Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4.
The headline figures appear to be good, with Intel promising up to 65% faster Windows application performance over a three-year-old desktop, up to 45% faster multitasking content creation versus an AMD desktop, and up to 40% faster Windows application performance over with an AMD notebook.
This is where it gets interesting, though, as Intel compares itself to Apple’s latest silicon. Business application performance is said to have increased by 25% over the M2 chip, which costs over $1,199 in notebook form factor.
In contrast, Intel’s full commercial portfolio includes 170 notebooks, desktops and workstations from companies including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung, resulting in a much wider range of performance and price ranges.
Among the first to take advantage of the new 13th Gen Intel Core processors are the Dynabook Windows 11 Pro laptops: Tecra A50-K for $970, Tecra A40-K for $1,020 and the flagship Portégé X40L-K for $1,800. which is available with up to 32GB of LPDDR8 memory, AI-powered webcam and 360-degree microphones.