Project Athena

While sales Chrome OS-powered laptops are continuing to grow, the vast majority of these PCs – and arguably the platform itself – have been positioned as entry-level solutions both in terms of price and in terms of hardware. As a result, premium Chromebooks have historically been a commercial footnote; Google and Acer (among others) have developed some models, but nothing has really made a lasting impact on the larger Chromebook market. Samsung, however, thinks that they finally have a winning formula for a high-end Chromebook. With the new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, announced this week at CES, Samsung is looking to up the ante on what to expect from a Chromebook both in terms of design and hardware, putting together a Chromebook that can rival premium...

Samsung Launches Galaxy Book Flex: Convertibles with QLED Displays & Ice Lake

In addition to announcing its Galaxy Book Ion notebooks, Samsung this week also introduced its convertible Galaxy Book Flex laptops. Unlike their classic counterparts, the Galaxy Book Flex PCs...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2019

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Book Ion: Ultralight Laptops w/ QLED Monitor & Comet Lake

Samsung has introduced its new Galaxy Book Ion lineup of laptops that bring together an ultralight weight, an innovative display with quantum dot-enhanced backlighting, and Intel’s 10th Generation Core...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2019

HP’s 2019 Spectre 13 X360 Launched: Ice Lake, OLED, 22 Hours

HP has introduced a new version of its 13-inch Spectre x360 convertible laptop. The Project Athena-class hybrid notebook is smaller than its predecessor yet features higher performance, improved responsiveness...

12 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2019

HP’s Unveils Elite Dragonfly Laptop: 13.3-Inch Convertible With a 24.5 Hour Battery Life

HP this morning is introducing its new flagship 13.3-inch convertible laptop, which the company is calling the Elite Dragonfly. The Project Athena-class laptop is designed to check all of...

25 by Anton Shilov on 9/18/2019

ASUS Unveils ASUSPRO B9 (B9450): A 14-Inch Ice Lake Laptop at 880 Grams

ASUS announced its all-new ASUSPRO notebook aimed at business users who need rich functionality, advanced security, and ultimate portability. Taking advantage of Intel’s Project Athena as well as Intel’s...

16 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

Intel Unveils ‘Engineered for Mobile Performance’ Badge for Project Athena Program

With the release of the first Ice Lake-U laptops, Intel has announced that there will be a badge/visual identifier for laptops that comply with Intel's Project Athena standard. The...

49 by Anton Shilov on 8/12/2019

Examining Intel's Ice Lake Processors: Taking a Bite of the Sunny Cove Microarchitecture

Intel has been building up this year to its eventual release of its first widely available consumer 10nm Core processor, codenamed "Ice Lake". The new SoC has an improved...

110 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/30/2019

Intel's Project Athena: Defining The Next Generation Of Premium Laptops

In previous years and generations, Intel has at times instigated a platform development strategy with its partners in order to drive form factor, experience, and ultimately, revenue. In the...

20 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

Intel Unveils 10th Gen Core Ice Lake-U & Ice Lake-Y Mobile CPUs: 10nm Sunny Cove Later This Year

At Intel’s Keynote presentation here at Computex, the company finally lifted the lid on its first widely available new CPU design on 10nm, called Ice Lake. The official marketing...

190 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

Intel’s Keynote at CES 2019: 10nm, Ice Lake, Lakefield, Snow Ridge, Cascade Lake

This year it seems that Intel is finally ready to talk about 10nm. After next-to-nothing on the subject at CES 2018, Intel is now talking about three new processor...

61 by Ian Cutress on 1/7/2019

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