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New Intel-Powered Always-Connected PCs Debut at CES 2018

In an increasingly connected mobile world, there is an expectation that our PCs should be always-connected and always-on. This week at 2018 CES, our partners have announced a number of exciting new Intel® Core™ processor- and Intel® XMMTM modem-powered always-connected PCs:

  • Acer* introduced the Intel Core i7 processor-powered Swift 7*. At just 8.98 mm thin, it delivers true portability, productivity, all-day battery life and anytime 4G LTE connectivity to perfectionists and traveling professionals alike.
  • HP* announced the new Envy X2*, an always-connected PC built for powerful creating, working and entertainment from anywhere, with up to 17 hours of battery life (as measured by HP)1, Intel Core processor performance and full Windows applications.
  • Dell* announced Dec. 25 that its all-new Inspiron 5280* 2 in 1 with built-in 4G LTE will be available in China with two months’ free LTE data traffic. Featuring up to an Intel Core i7 processor and the best of Windows* 10, this sleek and elegant PC makes connecting to people and every experience possible.
  • HP Envy X2
  • Inspiron 12 5000 Series 2 in 1 Notebook
  • Acer Swift 7

Intel has been powering always-connected PCs since their inception, and continues to innovate with our partners to deliver the next wave of personal computing devices that are always powerful, always rich with the newest experiences, and always connected for today’s generation and beyond.

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Always-connected PCs with built-in 4G LTE are first and foremost great PCs – powerful, responsive and built for data-intensive experiences – that make connecting online possible from anywhere, at any time. Today, there are more than 30 business and consumer-oriented Intel-based always-connected PCs offering leading performance, full PC experiences you expect and long battery life in a variety of connectivity options, thin and light designs, and price points.

These new devices, which launched at CES 2018, join the lineup of always-connected PCs available to people today – from Google* Pixelbook* with Instant Tethering to Samsung’s* Galaxy Book 12* via Verizon* in the U.S. and Xiaomi’s* Mi Notebook Air* in China.

All these devices offer an optimal, always-connected PC experience. And because of the outstanding performance powered by Intel Core processors, users will enjoy immersive entertainment, a seamless and trusted Windows experience enabling productivity in the office or while on the go with all the favorite apps, world-class connectivity, uncompromised battery life, and sleek, thin and light designs.

1Battery life tested by HP using continuous FHD video playback, 1080p (1920×1080) resolution, 150 nits brightness, system audio level at 17%, player audio level at 100%, played full-screen from local storage, headphone attached, wireless on but not connected. Actual battery life will vary depending on configuration and maximum capacity will naturally decrease with time and usage. {KBL-Y i5-7Y54, GPU UMA, 12.3” panel (1920×1280), with 128GB storage and 8GB memory, 49WHr battery, WLAN 2x2AC + BT with enabled LTE}

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