Project Athena Notebooks Perform Better On Battery, And Intel Has The Numbers To Prove It
PCWorld|January 2020
Intel’s trying to steal a little of the spotlight away from Qualcomm.
Mark Hachman

Intel’s redesign of the thin-and-light notebook, known as Project Athena (go. pcworld.com/prat), may have struggled to be more than a name to most consumers.

But Intel claims that its design partnership with PC makers has paid off in a way you might not think about: battery-powered performance.

“Performance” is usually synonymous with plugging a laptop in. Unplugging a laptop usually translates to long battery life at the expense of a slower clock speed. But Intel unveiled battery-powered performance numbers alongside the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Conference to bolster its design chops.

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