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Intel @ Computex 2011

Intel @ Computex 2011


Improving Laptop Response

Improving Laptop Response

In the second half of 2011, Intel will launch two new technologies that aim to deliver greater responsiveness to laptops. Available with the 2nd generation Intel Core processor-based laptops, the new technologies known as Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology promises to bring users what they need, when they need it.

Intel Rapid Start Technology is based on the system hibernation mode but at much greater accelerated sleep and wake up times. Even when the laptop is put into hibernation within seconds, the laptop will consume no power, thus extending its battery life. And waking it from its deep hibernation would take only a couple of seconds - restoring the last session almost immediately.

On the other hand, Intel Smart Connect Technology will keep your laptop connected to the network even when the laptop is kept suspended. It regularly wakes the laptop to pull updates for your e-mail and social networks, so that when you resume computing, everything is updated and synched.

To best explain how these two significant technologies will change the way you use your next laptop, watch the following video below.

Responsiveness at the I/O level will get a further boost as well with the integration of USB 3.0 into Intel's upcoming 2012 chipset. Intel will also further push the Thunderbolt technology into more devices and systems, so you can expect to see both of these complementary interconnect technologies to appear in many more systems next year. Intel demonstrated how Thunderbolt's bandwidth can help mobile users perform high-end tasks out in the field by connecting a studio grade HD camera and a high-speed RAID storage device through a single Thunderbolt connection. Catch the action in the video below.