Intel Is Opening 3 Project Athena Labs For Advanced Laptop Testing
PC Magazine|June 2019

Back in January, Intel announced Project Athena as a way of defining the next generation of advanced laptops. Now the chip company is preparing to open the labs required to test and approve components for use in Project Athena-certified laptops.

Matthew Humphries

We’re expecting the first Project Athena laptops in the second half of 2019, but the project will really kick off in 2020. Intel intends to produce a spec each year that defines what a Project Athena–certified laptop should be. The key features include all-day battery life; instant connectivity, including to 5G networks; the ability to change form factors; and first-class support for AI systems such as voice assistants. Also, you’ll never have to wait for your laptop to be ready to use.

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