Intel Evo: Are You Ready?

The arrival of a new branding badge on any technology can leave customers wondering: is this a new name for the same old idea, or is this a sign of a real update on what came before? With Intel Evo we are happy to say that it is very much a step forward that consumers can believe in.

Intel Evo is a new platform that requires laptop manufacturers to achieve minimum standards if they want to use the Evo badge on their latest hardware. Back in 2011, Intel launched the Ultrabook standard which set a new standard for thin and light laptops that maintained high levels of performance and battery life. Ten years later, Intel Evo must be understood in that same light.

This is not just a question of “use the latest Intel processors and you can have a badge” either, although all laptops based on the Intel Evo platform are definitely using 11th Generation processors Intel® Core ™ with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics processing. You can expect this hardware to perform up to 3x faster than a two-year-old laptop when editing photos and videos1. A big leap forward.

More importantly, Intel has set real world standards that any laptop needs to be tested to be part of the Intel Evo standard. It’s about more than the specs, it’s about the user experience.

Always ready

One of the most noticeable factors you’ll find in a laptop designed on the Intel Evo platform is how quickly it wakes up from sleep. By the time you open the lid, the laptop should be ready – the standard requires a wake time of less than one second. These moments are very important in terms of how we feel about our laptop’s performance, so this is one thing we’ll all see in a nutshell.

The fastest wireless connections on the market

All laptops based on the Intel Evo platform will feature the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, ensuring it delivers super-fast connectivity over a wireless connection. If your router or home office has not yet been upgraded to Wi-Fi 6, this will still perform well, but in an updated environment with Wi-Fi 6, these laptops will deliver a nearby connection at 3 x faster than standard Wi-Fi2 even when other devices are also struggling to send data over the air.

The fastest wired connections

Laptops based on the Intel Evo platform include Thunderbolt 4 connectors, a USB-C size connector that sends data at speeds of 40Gbps – the fastest connection rate available. Thunderbolt 4 also supports almost all the other standard features you need to use – standard USB devices, HDMI connections, and much more. The link you need is always available. Knee charges must be supported through the Thunderbolt port instead of any property binders.

All day battery plus fast charge

For years we have promised the world from laptop batteries but it is difficult to know what it will deliver until you get it home and use it. With Intel Evo, all designs with sub-standard FHD displays require more than nine hours of real-world performance3 – comfortably longer than the normal workday even if you haven’t rested all day .

Incorporating fast cost ensures you get back to work quickly when you need extra support. Evo is a platform application for charge so you can recover up to four hours of battery life after just 30 minutes of charge time (with FHD displays) 4

Best in class video and audio

We’ve all learned a lot about the importance of a good screen, a good built-in camera, and great speakers on our computers over the past year. With Intel Evo you are assured that the laptop has a high-quality screen at a resolution of at least 1080p, and a webcam that delivers at least 720p HD for crisp and clear display in the co-op videos your web-chat. The above performance standards are also based on a screen that emits at 250 nits brightness, a strong level of brightness for an indoor use environment. Add to all this that even the microphone and speakers must meet minimum quality standards and you will find that choosing a laptop based on Intel Evo platform will ensure that everything feels so good it looks.

Always above average

Other minimum requirements for that Intel Evo certification make sure you never find a hidden part of your laptop cutting corners to deliver a cheaper price. You always get at least 8GB of dual-channel RAM, at least 256GB of fast NVMe SSD storage, and biometric login options.

You can find laptops based on Intel Evo platform from the biggest brands – HP, Dell, Acer, Lenovo, Asus and more. These manufacturers and Intel have been working closely to set this new standard for future day-to-day performance that is fit for the needs of the coming decades. Having a clear baseline for high performance can give you the confidence to make Intel Evo a great place to start when you know you are looking for something to give you confidence in the moment. future.

You’ll find a good mix of designed laptops on the Intel Evo platform available at retailers including Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi, who have these laptops on display. to make it easy to get hands on and see what feels right for you.


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  1. As measured by photo and video editing workflows. For more complete information on performance and benchmark results, visit
  2. Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +) outputs enable the fastest possible speed for typical laptop Wi-Fi outputs. Thunderbolt ™ 4 is the fastest port available on a laptop, at 40 Gb / s, compared to other laptop I / O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire *. Performance varies depending on usage, configuration and other factors.
  3. Takes time to drain from 100% to emergency battery level while performing workflows under a standard usage environment that includes multiple cloud-based and local apps and web pages including Google Chrome *, Google G-Suite *, Microsoft Office 365 *, YouTube * and Zoom *, include limited periods of inactivity. Tests performed on laptops connected to 802.11 wireless, and with built-in hardware configuration including Windows * 10 screen brightness and 250-nit LCD. Test results like August 2020, and do not guarantee individual laptop performance. Power and performance vary depending on usage, configuration and other factors. Learn more at
  4. Cost achieved from OEM-default shutdown rate. For more complete performance information and benchmark results, visit