Intel announces new Athena program and EVO certification: 11th generation Core notebook “ID” upgrade.

How will notebooks grow in the future? Last year Intel joined more than 500 industry manufacturers in launching project Athena to redefine notebooks. At a press conference in the early hours of this morning, Intel announced the Athena Project 2020 and the new EVO certification. Intel’s Athena Program is not a specific standard, but a long-term process, with new changes and requirements every year since last year, with the core goal of continuously improving the user’s notebook experience.

The previous “Athena Project” 1.0 specification defined six metrics – performance/responsiveness, prior to the user’s field of view, adaptive intelligence, worry-free battery life, fast and reliable connectivity, appearance specifications and interaction.

Version 1.0 of the Athena Project has certified more than 50 editions of notebooks, but Intel will not stop there, the launch of the “Athena Plan” has more specific requirements, its requirements beyond the simple CPU itself, from design to testing to battery life, interfaces and so on have requirements.

The result of the Athena Project is the new EVO platform, which is Intel-certified and has passed the latest KEIS specifications of the Athena Project, and with this certification mark it means it will have the best notebook experience.

In the EVO platform, support for 11 generation Core processor is not running, the design to be compact, but also through 25 plus performance and reaction time testing, support Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6 plus network, charging 30 minutes can be used for 4 hours, FHD battery life is not less than 9 hours.

According to official requirements, as long as the “Athena Project” 2.0 certification, then this notebook whether it is day-to-day office, play games and even content creation, can be competent.

According to official information, Acer Acer, Asus, Dell, Dynabook, HP, Lenovo, LG, MSI, Thunder Snake and Samsung have joined Intel’s EVO certification program, and many more will join them in the future.

More than 20 EVO-certified notebooks are expected to be available this year, including Acer Swift 5, ASUS Zenbook Flip S, Lenovo Yoga 9i and Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 5G.