Bringing Intel® Xeon® to notebook PCs

At Intel, we’ve been working closely with PC companies for years to deliver high performance workstations that deliver the computing demands of designers, content creators, engineers and architects. If you fall in this camp, you understand that not just any PC will do. You need the right mix of processor performance, memory, graphics and storage that lets you create, test, and deliver solutions. With the increasing popularity of digital creation (4K videos, digital design etc.), more creative professionals and engineers are seeing a need for workstation class capabilities in a portable device. In fact, IDC’s most recent report on mobile workstation usage showed that the quarter ending in June 2015 was the sixth straight quarter of year-over-year mobile workstation unit growth[1].

That’s why Intel is excited to announce plans to bring the power of Intel® Xeon® processors to notebook PCs for the first time. Designed for the professional who needs workstation-class capabilities in a portable device, Intel will soon be launching the Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1500M v5 Product Family. This family of processors are based on the next gen Skylake architecture and they will deliver high precision computing horsepower in notebook form factors, delivering the right balance of power and mobility. Intel Xeon-based mobile workstations will have key features such as error-correcting code memory that automatically detects and repairs errors on-the-fly that cause data corruption and system crashes for peace-of-mind reliability. These new systems will also enjoy the benefits of the unique hardware-assisted security, manageability, and productivity capabilities of Intel vPro™ Technology. Mobile workstations featuring Intel Xeon will also feature Thunderbolt™ 3 – the USB-C that does it all. And if that’s not enough, Intel will also provide certifications for applications in computer-aided design and engineering, and digital content creation.

This is just scratching the surface of what to expect from the Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1500M v5 Product Family for mobile workstations. We’re not quite ready to unveil all the details, but as you can see there is a lot for content creators, designers and engineers to get excited about. Stay tuned for more and the rest of the 6th Gen Intel Core family based on Skylake architecture.

[1] SOURCE: IDC WW Workstation Tracker 20152Q (5-Aug-15 release): Total quarterly mobile workstation Unit Sales in 1Q14 were higher than in 1Q13. Quarterly mobile workstation Unit Sales have been higher than the prior year for every quarter since then.

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