Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon is among the first to adapt Project Athena
September 4, 2019
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Just ahead of IFA 2019 in Berlin, at its Technology Open House, Intel shared details on new laptops verified through its innovation program code-named Project Athena and updates on Intel’s Open Labs, supporting performance and low-power optimization of vendor components for laptops. Throughout the week, new laptops based on the all-new 10th Gen Intel Core processors will be announced from Lenovo, Acer, Asus, MSI and Razer.

The 7th-generation X1 Carbon will be the first device from Lenovo with Project Athena certification. This means that the 14-inch ultrabook will be able to wake from sleep in under a second, and have battery life capable of 16 hours of video playback.

Intel’s OEM partners are also announcing new laptop configurations verified to the target specification and key experience indicators of the Project Athena innovation program, which will join Dell Inspiron 14 5000, Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1, Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, HP EliteBook x360 1040, HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 and the HP EliteBook x360 830.

Laptops verified through Project Athena will feature the “Engineered for Mobile Performance” identifier in signage and product marketing efforts from Intel and its partners.

Post IFA 2019, Intel will be joined by more than 800 members of the PC ecosystem on Sept. 5-6 in Taipei, Taiwan, and Sept. 9-10 in Shanghai, China, for its Ecosystem Symposium series to share insights on the program and discuss future innovation efforts.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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