Intel has been powering always-connected PCs since their inception, and continues to innovate with our partners to deliver the next wave of personal computing devices that are always powerful, always rich with the newest experiences, and always connected for today’s generation and beyond.
New devices, were launched at CES 2018, and join the lineup of always-connected PCs available to people today – from Google Pixelbook with Instant Tethering to Samsung’s Galaxy Book 12 via Verizon in the U.S. and Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air in China.
All these devices offer an optimal, always-connected PC experience. And because of the outstanding performance powered by Intel Core processors, users will enjoy immersive entertainment, a seamless and trusted Windows experience enabling productivity in the office or while on the go with all the favorite apps, world-class connectivity, uncompromised battery life, and sleek, thin and light designs.
In opening remarks during his 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote on Monday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich also addressed the industry regarding the recently reported security research findings. Krzanich said:
“Today is a day when we all come together to celebrate the lifeblood of our amazing industry – and that’s really about innovation. But before we start, I want to take a moment to thank the industry for coming together for another purpose – to address the recent security research findings reported as “Meltdown” and “Spectre.”
“The collaboration among so many companies to address this industry-wide issue across several different processor architectures has been truly remarkable. Security is job number one for Intel and our industry. So, the primary focus of our decisions and our discussions have been to keep our customer’s data safe.
“As of now, we have not received any information that these exploits have been used to obtain customer data. And we are working tirelessly on these issues to ensure it stays that way. The best thing you can do to make sure your data remains safe is to apply any updates from your operating system vendor and system manufacturer as soon as they become available.
“For our processors, products introduced in the past five years, Intel expects to issue updates for more than 90 percent of them within a week and the remaining by the end of January. We believe the performance impact of these updates is highly workload-dependent. As a result, we expect some workloads may have a larger impact than others, so we will continue working with the industry to minimize the impact on those workloads over time.
“When we come together like this, there are endless possibilities. And I’d like to share some of those possibilities now with you. So, if you’ll indulge me, I’d love nothing more than to simply put my phone away and take this evening to truly celebrate innovation with you.”
Pricing and availability of the Google Pixelbook, Samsung Galaxy Book 12 and Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook are yet to be determined.