Intel has unveiled its 2010 Intel Core vPro processor family to meet the needs of businesses with more flexible performance, theft prevention and cost savings – and manufacturers are starting to roll out notebook and desktop computers based on the processor.
The Intel Core vPro processors arrive as business computing evolves with the emergence of video, Internet telephony, social networking and other heavyweight applications – in many cases running at the same time – making a computer’s performance an even bigger priority.
“Businesses, particularly those that haven’t purchased PCs for several years, face a computing environment that no longer handles the applications many workers and IT are adopting,” says Rick Echevarria, vice-president: Intel Architecture Group, and GM: Business Client Platform Division. “The integration of intelligent performance along with smart security and cost-saving manageability features in the Intel Core vPro processor family provide IT and SMBs a no-compromise platform. We also are excited about how Intel vPro Technology gives IT the flexibility to look at client virtualisation, consumerisation and rich cloud applications.”
The platform, based on the 2010 Intel Core vPro processor family, includes the new Intel Q57 Express chipset, and new Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection for notebooks and Intel 82578DM Network Connection for desktop PCs.
Computer manufacturers worldwide, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba, are rolling out business PCs based on the 2010 Intel Core vPro processor family. In addition, developers of software solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises such as Bomgar, Kaseya, LANDesk, Level Platforms, LogMeIn, Microsoft, RealVNC, Spiceworks, Symantec and WinZip will support the new features in their upcoming products.
The processors are based on Intel’s award-winning “Nehalem” microarchitecture and manufactured on Intel’s new 32-nanometer process.
Intel has integrated high-definition graphics in its processors for the first time, and incorporated it second-generation high-k metal gate transistors that help increase computing speed and battery life.
The 2010 Intel Core i7 processors and Core i5 processors feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology for adaptive, “smarter” computing.
Intel Anti-Theft Technology, available with Intel vPro Technology, frustrates thieves by locking access to a PC if a central server or built-in intelligence concludes it is lost or stolen. New Intel Anti-Theft Technology version 2.0 (Intel AT 2.0) enables encryption solutions to disable access to cryptographic keys through hardware to completely block access to data, and also makes it simpler to reactivate a PC once in rightful hands.