A Processor for Every Device
Intel Value Processors
Tell your customers how they can get great performance at a value with Intel® Celeron® or Intel® Pentium® processors inside a wide range of devices from 2 in 1 PCs to All-in-One PCs.
The Intel® Celeron® processor is a great option for customers who want the basics for surfing the Web, playing casual games, or sending e-mails.
The Intel® Pentium® processor is a great step-up from the Intel® Celeron® processor. Built using the same 14 nm microarchitecture as Intel® Core™ i processors, the Intel® Pentium® processor provides great performance for multitasking, communicating, working, or simply staying entertained.
Intel® Atom™ Processors
The performance of an Intel® Atom™ processor provides lightning-fast web browsing and outstanding battery life that keeps up with your customers. Tablet and laptop customers alike will love the extraordinary battery life and brilliant HD visuals!
Intel® Core™ m Processors
When mobility matters most, recommend a 2 in 1 PC powered by an Intel® Core™ m processor for the speed of a PC, razor-thin design, and long battery life.
Intel® Core™ m processors:
- Are perfect for mobile customers who still demand great performance
- Are engineered for the thinnest, sleekest, and lightest 2 in 1 PCs and laptops
- Provide long battery life and low power consumption
- Enable fanless designs and quieter systems
With such a large variety of devices and a wide range of Intel® processors to choose from, remind your customers that there’s never been a better time to buy a new device.
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i Processor Family
For customers who may not have purchased a PC in some time, or for those who are ready to buy, be sure you tell them about 6th gen Intel® Core™ i series processors. With an Intel® Core™ i3, i5, or i7 processor, a PC wakes in a flash and provides amazing responsiveness to rocket between the apps and browsing.
An Intel® Core™ i3 processor provides:
- Fast response times
- Stunning visuals and graphics
- Great multitasking with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
An Intel® Core™ i5 processor provides:
- Smart performance and enhanced productivity
- Performance bursts with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
An Intel® Core™ i7 processor provides:
- Top-of-the-line performance for demanding tasks and apps
- Adaptive performance with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
A Device for Every Customer
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As you help customers find their next device, make sure they first understand the importance of the processor.
The processor is like the brain of the device and controls everything, including performance, response times, and more! Once customers understand this important fact, they can easily find a device with an Intel® processor inside to fit their needs.
Help your customers understand the key features and benefits of all the different devices available today with Intel Inside®.
2 in 1 PCs
Sometimes having more options is the best option. 2 in 1 PCs combine the performance of a laptop with the fun and entertaining qualities of a tablet. Two devices in one? That’s right—lower cost and more capabilities!
There’s also a very wide variety of styles and designs to choose from, including different ways to convert to a tablet. Convertible PCs can flip, twist, or slide, while detachable 2 in 1 PCs allow customers to completely remove the keyboard.
For the best 2 in 1 experience, recommend one powered by an Intel® Core™ m processor. Why? 2 in 1 PCs powered by Intel® Core™ m processors provide the speed of a PC, razor-thin designs, and long battery life.
Thin and Light Laptops
Thin and light laptops are one of the most popular form factors out there. Sometimes referred to as “clamshells,” thin and light laptops don’t convert to a tablet or have detachable keyboards.
Using these full-featured, yet super-light laptops, business professionals can easily pull up a report for work, while students can stay connected with friends on social media, download music, and enjoy 4K video.
For customers who want the best performance, recommend a 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor inside a new thin and light laptop.
All-in-One PCs are a great option for customers who want a family PC, but don’t want any more clutter. These PCs merge a computer and monitor into a single device that looks like a slim, flat-screen display—but inside that slender exterior is a complete desktop system, powered by powerful 6th gen Intel® Core™ processors.
Don’t discount desktop PCs! Thanks to the latest designs and technologies, today’s desktop PCs look nothing like their predecessors, provide great energy savings, and deliver extraordinary performance.
Another great thing about desktops is that they come with a wide variety of Intel® processors inside. Make sure you recommend one to fit your customers’ needs, based on what they want to do with their new PC and if they have any budget constraints.
By using a Mini PC powered by an Intel® processor, customers will enjoy a reduction in size, but definitely not in performance! Mini PCs are available in a range of configurations, but they all deliver the desktop performance customers need in a small, space-saving design that fits almost anywhere.
Intel® Compute Stick
An Intel® Compute Stick is not “like” a PC, it IS a PC. It has the same operating system as a PC, same high-quality graphics, and the same wireless connectivity. The Intel® Compute Stick is a tiny device that resembles a flash drive. But the similarities end there! This device can turn an HDMI TV or display into a complete PC, and it’s available with a range of Intel® processors.
Find the Fit!
With so many devices available, be sure to engage with your customers, ask the right questions, describe the importance of the processor, and then find them that perfect device!
All the World at Your Wrist
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While early versions of smart watches sometimes sacrificed style for substance, the latest models are showpieces even the trendiest fashionistas would be thrilled to sport. The TAG Heuer* Connected watch with Intel Inside®, for example, delivers on its promise, combining the best of Swiss watch-making precision with Intel’s cutting-edge technology.
Based on the Intel® Atom™ processor, the watch provides a custom suite of microapplications, allowing wearers to stay connected to their next appointment, streamline their commute, and manage their work life, even when they’re away from the office. Its long battery life and its ability to connect over Wi-Fi mean wearers can stay productive no matter where they are.
But it’s more than a productivity device. Users can also use the watch to chill out by playing MP3s from the watch to a Bluetooth* wireless headset, use its pedometer to monitor their exercise, or connect to the Internet to catch up on social media. Whether they want to work more or play more, customers who wear the TAG Heuer* Connected watch will love all the experiences enabled by Intel® Atom™ processor technology.
And users don’t have to worry about compatibility or whether they can download the latest apps. The TAG Heuer* Connected is built on the latest release of Android Wear* so users have access to apps galore in the Google Play* store. The watch is also iOS* compatible.
All this performance in a stylish wearable means that the demand has increased, and TAG Heuer* intends to nearly double its production from 1,200 to 2,000 pieces per week. Consumers in the luxury watch market now have an option for a fashion-forward smart watch backed by the power and reliability of Intel.
With Intel® Atom™ processor technology inside, this fashionable watch demonstrates the unlimited power and potential of wearable technology. The partnership of Intel and TAG Heuer* perfectly demonstrates how centuries of craftsmanship combined with the latest Intel® technologies enable the most creative, innovative wearable devices on the market.
Intel® Atom™ Processors for Lightning-fast Processing
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Lots of customers want to buy small mobile devices like tablets, and they’re looking for great performance as well as the latest features.
Let them know that devices powered by Intel® Atom™ processors can deliver the performance and features they’re looking for!
Three Great Options
The Intel® Atom™ processor series includes:
- Intel® Atom™ x3 processors
- Intel® Atom™ x5 processors
- Intel® Atom™ x7 processors
Tablets powered by Intel® Atom™ x3 processors can keep customers connected wherever they go with:
- Crisp, clear audio
- Affordable performance
- Reliable communications via 3G or 4G LTE (on select models) and Wi-Fi
Tablets powered by Intel® Atom™ x5 and x7 processors offer even more great features, including:
- More powerful performance
- Amazing graphics with Intel® HD Graphics1
- Support for Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)1,2
Plus, Intel® Atom™ x5 and x7 processors support the full Windows® 10 experience. That means customers can:
- Enjoy the full version of Microsoft* Office
- Run full versions of software such as QuickBooks* and the Adobe* Suite
- Play traditional PC games and tablet games
- Enjoy full Websites with support for Adobe* Flash and advanced plugins
- Use full versions of creative software like Adobe* Photoshop
How Will Customers Use Their Devices?
Mobile devices powered by Intel® Atom™ x3 processors are ideal for customers who want to:
- Stay connected wherever they go
- Browse the Web
- Create HD photos and videos to share
- Make and receive phone calls with crisp, clear audio
- Enjoy great battery life
Mobile devices powered by Intel® Atom™ x5 and x7 processors offer even more great features, including the ability to:
- Edit photos and videos
- Make changes to presentations on the go
- Switch quickly between apps
- Enjoy all the advantages of the full version of Windows® 10
Devices powered by Intel® Atom™ processors are a fantastic option for customers shopping for a powerful, flexible, and convenient mobile device!
101: Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)1 is a performance feature on select Intel® processors, and a strong selling point for customers who value powerful performance and multitasking.
What Does It Do?
Intel® HT Technology enables multiple threads to run on each core of select Intel® Core™ i and Intel® Core™ m processor series. As you’ll see in this video, that means each core can do more in the same amount of time!2
How Do Customers Benefit?
Systems with Intel® HT Technology enable customers to run demanding applications simultaneously while maintaining system responsiveness.2
What Are Some Specific Usage Examples?
Here are a few examples of how customers can take advantage of Intel® HT Technology:2
- Graphics without compromise. Multimedia enthusiasts can create, edit, and encode graphic-intensive files while running background applications, all without compromising system performance.
- Better application performance. More responsive applications means a better customer experience.
- Do more at one time. Customers can play games or watch full-screen videos while other applications run, all without slowdowns.
- Enhanced mobile performance. Customers can effortlessly move between multiple apps on the go.
Let customers know that Intel® HT Technology is an innovative feature that can help them enjoy better performance on their devices powered by Intel® processors!2
101: Intel® Wireless Display
Sure, it’s convenient to watch movies on a small, portable device, but sometimes customers will want to immerse themselves in an amazing big-screen experience. With Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi), customers can wirelessly stream the content of their Intel® processor-based laptop, 2 in 1 PC, smartphone, or tablet to an HDTV.1
Customers can stream the things they love to a big-screen HDTV—without wires. Intel® WiDi allows customers to:
- Watch visually stunning HD videos and streaming or downloaded movies
- Multitask by turning their HDTV into their device’s second screen
- Turn their home theater into a surround-sound, big-screen gaming experience
- Put apps on their HDTV and control them from their phone so they can listen to music and share photos with ease
Want to see it in action? Watch the Intel® WiDi video.
How It Works
It’s a snap for customers to set up Intel® WiDi because it has two simple requirements:
|1.||An Intel® processor-based laptop, 2 in 1 PC, smartphone, or tablet with Intel® WiDi|
|2.||An Intel® WiDi-certified adapter, such as a Microsoft* Wireless Display Adapter, an Actiontec* ScreenBeam Pro or Mini2, or a Xiaomi* Mi Box|
Then, customers can follow these easy steps to connect Intel® WiDi:
|1.||Set up Intel® WiDi on a PC, tablet, or phone.|
|2.||Check the Intel® WiDi Update Tool to ensure the device has the necessary software and drivers.|
|3.||Connect the device to an HDTV or other display by following the instructions.|
Once Intel® WiDi is set up, customers can enjoy fast connections for high-quality streaming and sharing experiences. They can share the movies and music they love with everyone in the room.
Intel® Pro WiDi for Business
Intel® WiDi technology is more than just a great way to share entertainment experiences at home. With Intel® Pro WiDi, customers get all the great capabilities of Intel® WiDi plus enhanced security and IT manageability that make it easy to collaborate at work. And because it doesn’t have wires, it means no musical chairs in the conference room. Anyone in the room can wirelessly share content from their Intel® processor-based device with Intel® Pro WiDi technology.
Using Intel® Pro WiDi, business customers can:
- Share securely with the security features enabled by the latest Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors
- Verify they’re sharing the right content before it’s broadcast, thanks to a privacy screen on both their device and the shared display
- Get more done by collaborating with colleagues in real time
- Manage devices and displays remotely to update security patches and software
With Intel® WiDi, customers get the screen sharing they want and the Intel® performance they trust.
101: Intel® RealSense™ Technology
Control your world—well, at least your devices—with the gesture tracking, scanning and sharing, and immersive collaboration features of Intel® RealSense™ technology,1 available on select devices.
What’s most important about Intel® RealSense™ technology is how it creates amazing experiences for your customers.
Get in the Game
Customers can scan a real object using an Intel® RealSense™ camera and place it into their virtual gaming world. Then, they can broadcast their gaming experiences like a pro with applications for green screen effects. Plus, they can also virtually play favorite games side by side with friends or family.
Change the Scene
Intel® RealSense™ technology allows customers to swap out backgrounds seamlessly, so they can video chat in a virtual world where they’re free to view and share content easily.
It’s Possible in 3D
Customers can also scan real-life things—like a piece of art, a child’s toy, or their own face —and create a digital 3D version to share to their favorite social media site or print to a 3D printer.
Check out the Intel® RealSense™ Technology video for a quick overview.
How It Works
Three cameras—a 1080p HD camera, an infrared camera, and an infrared laser projector—act like one. They “see” like a human eye to sense depth and track motion, allowing customers to interact with their devices in a natural and intuitive way.
With the amazing capabilities of Intel® RealSense™ technology, customers can:
- Scan their face to create an avatar, or scan an object to place in a virtual game
- Use their bodies and hands to control video games
- Video chat with colleagues in virtual environments for an immersive collaboration experience
- Broadcast their gaming experiences using apps for green screen effects
Depending on what they want to do with their images, customers can choose between two Intel® RealSense™ cameras built into today’s devices:
- Intel® RealSense™ Camera F200—a short-range camera for close-up shots of faces, hands, and fingers and their movements
- Intel® RealSense™ Camera R200—a long-range, full HD camera for 3D scanning, refocusing objects in videos, and using selective filters
Intel® RealSense™ technology—it’s a more natural, intuitive, and immersive experience, supported by the powerful performance of Intel® processors.
Virtual Reality: Your Options
The potential of virtual reality (VR) to seriously shift how consumers game, watch movies, and interact with friends can’t be understated.
If the press is correct, we’ll start seeing the explosion of VR headsets in stores and online within only a few years. Even analysts are predicting more than 12 million VR headsets will be sold in 2017.1
This bodes well for you and your customers—not only can you help customers experience this amazing technology, but you’ll be able to check it out for yourself.
The Best VR Experiences Run on Intel® Processors
Today’s VR experiences offer an entirely new level of immersion and interactivity. VR has the ability to transport customers to new worlds, providing a level of interactivity, awe, and entertainment like they’ve never experienced before.
They can immerse themselves in a 360-degree cinematic experience, take control in an expansive virtual gaming world, or marvel at amazing performances in live concerts or sporting events as if they were sitting courtside. PCs powered by Intel maximize the potential of customers’ VR experiences.
Now, let’s take a look at two of the major players in the VR headset market.
Oculus* is one of the companies at the forefront of the VR “movement.” The company’s VR headset, the Oculus* Rift, is described as using “state-of-the-art displays and optics designed specifically for VR. Its high refresh rate (90 Hz) and low-persistence display work together with its custom optics system to provide incredible visual fidelity and an immersive, wide field of view.”
Oculus* partnered with industry leaders including Intel to provide a range of systems that are optimized for VR. Oculus*-ready PCs have been designed and tested with Rift* in mind, so they’ll deliver a great VR experience.
The minimum system requirements2 per Oculus*:
- CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4590 processor or better
- GPU: NVIDIA* GTX 970 / AMD* R9 290 equivalent or better
- RAM: 8 GB
- Video output: compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
- USB ports: 3 x USB 3.0; 1 x USB 2.0
- OS: Windows* 7 SP1 or newer
The HTC* Vive VR headset was developed in a partnership between HTC* and Valve Corporation*. Voted a Best of CES 2016*, the headset is “powered by SteamVR*, offering room-scale experiences enabled by 360-degree motion tracking and the chaperone guidance system.”
The HTC* Vive plugs into PCs, offering 70 sensors for 360-degree head-tracking as well as a 90 Hz refresh rate (keeps down latency). Make sure you have lots of space though—the Vive* allows you to walk around while you play games. This really sets it apart from other VR headsets.
To power this headset, your system must meet these minimum requirements2:
- CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4590 processor / AMD* FX 8350 equivalent or better
- GPU: NVIDIA* GeForce GTX 970, AMD* Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
- RAM: 4 GB or more
- Video output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
- USB port: 1 USB 2.0 or better port
- OS: Windows* 7 SP1 or newer
Get Ready for VR
Adding the powerful performance of Intel® processors to VR headsets spells amazing new experiences for customers, the likes of which they’ve never seen before.
And remember this—while a powerful PC with Intel Inside® is great for VR, think about how well it will handle non-VR games, video editing, and movie watching!
The New NUC: The Pint-Sized Powerhouse for Gaming
Gaming PCs traditionally haven’t been the smallest box on the block, so to speak. But developments like mini ITX cases and improved graphics cards have led to gaming PCs becoming smaller. Intel announced at CES* 2016 that it’s working on a gaming version of the NUC, which will be the smallest PC capable of connecting to an external graphics card dock.
The gamer-friendly NUC is code-named “Skull Canyon,” which combines “Skulltrail,” Intel’s earlier gaming platform, and “Rock Canyon,” the code name of the NUC platform. The company confirmed its plans for the new NUC at CES*, although it didn’t announce any details.
This new, smaller, gaming-focused NUC will feature a built-in Thunderbolt™ 3 port that offers up to 40 Gbps of data throughput. That means gamers can take advantage of major power from an external source. It’s great news for those gamers who want more immersive experiences with quicker response times.
Intel also announced that NUCs will be updated with 6th generation Intel® Core™ processors. The CPU supports DDR4 RAM and improved Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics. They’ll also include HDMI, four USB 3.0 ports, two internal USB 3.0 ports, an infrared sensor, and a mini DisplayPort.
All this power in a palm-sized PC is sure to change the game.
Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB-C: the 40 Gbps Dynamic Duo
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As the computer, tablet, and smartphone industries move toward adoption of the new USB-C connector, a new version of Thunderbolt™ is quickly approaching. With speeds topping 40 Gbps, Thunderbolt™ 3 promises to provide another solution to unify various display, docking, power, storage, and network protocols currently available under the USB-C standard.
USB and Thunderbolt™ have been widely used to connect various peripheral devices providing storage, display, and power capabilities through distinct ports on devices. And until now, these ports have been separate. When Intel began working on Thunderbolt™ 3, the port was going to continue to be unique until standards began to emerge for USB-C.
The Eureka Moment
“The early exploration was started a couple of years ago and that’s when we were looking at which connector to use or to develop a new connector,” says Jason Ziller, Intel’s marketing director for Thunderbolt™. “At the very beginning of our research, USB Type-C did not exist and so we were exploring other options or doing a brand-new connector.”
According to Ziller, the “eureka moment” occurred when Intel engineers realized they could use USB-C as the port and protocol for Thunderbolt™ 3. USB-C offers a small, reversible, fast connector that also includes 100W charging capabilities. The previous versions of Thunderbolt™ used the same connector as Mini DisplayPort (MDP).
Thunderbolt™ 3 had two primary goals: double the speed of Thunderbolt™ 2 from 20 Gbps to 40 Gbps and lower the Z-height (the thickness of the port and cable) of the connector.
As devices continue to present thinner form factors, the space for ports is being compressed as well. USB-C has less height than both USB-A and previous Thunderbolt™ connectors. Intel engineers were faced with the task of squeezing more out of an increasingly thinner space.
Power to Do More
Thunderbolt™ 3 handles multiple protocols, including DisplayPort, USB, and PCI Express, which means there are multiple benefits for customers. The 40 Gbps speed allows for dual 4K displays (or a single 5K) display to be connected.
As with previous versions of Thunderbolt™, certified peripheral devices, of which there are currently more than 250, can be daisy-chained together. This means they can be plugged into one another and data and power can be transferred between the computer and these devices without reducing speeds or dropping data.
Since Thunderbolt™ 3 supports PCI Express, laptop customers can plug in third-party external graphics cards to allow for high-performance playback of graphics.
While there is an active push toward a world without wires, Ziller believes Thunderbolt™ 3 is the stepping stone to get there as Thunderbolt™ 3-based, single-wire docks will dramatically reduce the need for multiple cables going to multiple peripherals.
“One of the big things we push with Thunderbolt™ 3 is what we call single-cable docking. So with a single cable to your notebook you can connect to everything on your desktop, your 4K displays, your high-performance storage, your Ethernet, your keyboard and mouse, everything, plus you can charge the notebook,” says Ziller. “No wires is a great vision; we all want to go there. Single-cable docking is a great stepping stone to no wires.”
Intel® Core™ M Processor: In a Class All Its Own
When it comes to the best mobile experience, recommend a 2 in 1 powered by an Intel® Core™ m processor. When customers choose an Intel® powered 2 in 1, they get Intel Inside® and twice the device outside. It’s the best of both worlds: laptop performance and tablet fun combined into one sleek, versatile device.
Watch this short overview to review some of the Intel® Core™ m processor features.
M Is for More!
In addition to the features you’ve just seen, the Intel® Core™ m processor provides:
- A burst of performance when it’s needed, thanks to Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01
- Stunning 4K display support1 for amazing gaming, movies, and more
- Optimized Windows® 10 experiences
- Next-dimension computing with Intel® RealSense™ technology2
Yes to Mobility. No to Compromise.
As you’ve just seen, the Intel® Core™ m processor provides superior mobility for your customers, thanks to the super-thin, fanless designs it enables. But how’s the battery life? Watch this short video!
Whether your customer is taking a long flight, or just needs to work long hours on the road, the battery life of a 2 in 1 powered by an Intel® Core™ m processor will make sure they stay entertained or productive. When it comes to mobility and performance, the Intel® Core™ m processor is truly in a class all its own.
From voice control to mind-blowing 4K graphics1, 6th generation Intel® Core™ processors let customers interact with their devices in amazing new ways! They can add new dimensions to video chats, create 3D selfies, experience amazing graphics and visuals when watching, creating, and conferencing—and more!
WAKES IN A FLASH
Waiting for a device is a thing of the past. With a 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor, the PC wakes in a flash, and amazing responsiveness lets customers rocket through apps.
6TH GENERATION INTEL® CORE™ M PROCESSOR FAMILY
Thin, light, quiet, and versatile. A 2 in 1 device with a new 6th generation Intel® Core™ M processor inside gives customers the experience of a tablet with the premium performance of a PC in one device.
|Slim, fanless form factors|
|Great battery life|
|2D imaging and 4K video capture1|
|Stream content to a big screen wirelessly with Intel® Wireless Display1|
|Intel® RealSense™ 3D camera1|
|Safely and easily unlock the digital world with True Key™1|
6TH GENERATION INTEL® CORE™ PROCESSOR FAMILY
From mini PCs to powerful gaming systems, there is a 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor-based system to meet any customer’s needs.
|Amazing graphics and lifelike visuals with Intel® Iris™ graphics1|
|Outstanding battery life|
|Faster, more flexible connectivity with USB Type C1|
|Experience the world in 3D with Intel® RealSense™ technology1|
|Stream content to a big screen wirelessly with Intel® Wireless Display1|
|Safely and easily unlock the digital world with True Key™1|
INTEL INSIDE®. AMAZING WINDOWS® 10 EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE.
The power of the 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor brings the promise of Windows® 10 to life. Fast becomes blazing. Innovative becomes deeply intuitive. Seamless becomes effortless. And bold becomes breathtaking!
Fast and Smooth
Customers’ productivity can climb higher with blazing-fast start-ups, Web browsing, and app switching.
Voice and Natural Interaction
Customers can log in with just a look and enjoy voice-activated assistance throughout the day thanks to the combination of Intel® RealSense™ technology and Windows® 10 features, such as Windows Hello* and Cortana* digital assistant.2
2 in 1
Customers with 2 in 1 devices can switch quickly and seamlessly between tablet and desktop modes with Continuum*.1
Customers can raise their gaming experience to an exhilarating new level with the latest 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor running on Windows® 10 featuring DX12*.1
Customers can immerse themselves in incredible 4K content.
Customers can enjoy the freedom to work and play where and when they want thanks to the increased efficiency of both the 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor and Windows® 10.
LATEST LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TOOLS
Learn more about the 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor family at intel.com!
Intel® Solid-State Drive Lineup
Many customers are now familiar with solid-state drives. But some may need more help. Whether you’re helping a customer understand what an SSD is, or if you’re talking to a tech head looking to build an amazing gaming rig, make sure you’re ready to recommend Intel® SSDs!
What Is an SSD?
SSDs serve the same purpose as hard disk drives (HDDs): storing data. However, the similarities end there. The main difference is that HDDs are electromechanical and use moving parts, which means they have a spinning magnetic disk and a moving read/write head. SSDs have no moving parts.
When you compare HDDs and SSDs you’ll find that SSDs:
- Begin storing/reading information immediately
- Make virtually no noise
- Consume very little power
- Are rugged and very resistant to shocks and drops
- Boot up fast and shut down quickly
But why an Intel® SSD? In addition to amazing performance, responsiveness, and model variety, Intel® SSDs are backed with the industry’s best 5-year warranty (or a 3-year warranty, depending on the series). Plus, Intel provides the best support tools in the industry, including the Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox, Intel® Data Migration Software, and the Intel® SATA Solid-State Drive Firmware Update Tool.
Intel offers SSDs with different form factors, capacities, and interfaces. Take a look at these four models.
Intel® SSD 750 Series
The Intel® SSD 750 Series is the latest SSD from Intel, and it’s the company’s first PCIe-based consumer SSD. It combines four lanes of PCIe 3.0 with state-of-the-art NMV Express*, and offers two form factors: an add-in card and a 2.5-inch small form factor. This SSD delivers the ultimate in performance for a variety of systems.
Intel® SSD 730 Series
The Intel® SSD 730 Series combines enthusiast-grade performance with the endurance and dependability traditionally reserved for data center storage products. The Intel® SSD 730 Series is optimized for the most demanding tasks, including digital content creation, video capture/editing, and extreme gaming.
Intel® SSD 535 Series
The Intel® SSD 535 Series combines quality, performance, and low power consumption for outstanding performance in a small form factor. The Intel® SSD 535 Series is designed for demanding applications and intense multitasking requirements and provides power-efficient performance and the latest 16 nm NAND technology.
Intel® SSD 530 Series
With the Intel® SSD 530 Series, your customers’ PCs will blaze through the most demanding applications and easily handle any multitasking needs. The Intel® SSD 530 Series is specially targeted toward 2 in 1 devices, notebooks, All-in-One PCs, Intel® NUCs, and embedded designs. The Intel® SSD 530 Series also provides low-power modes with cell-phone-like standby battery life.
Compare the Models
Use this quick comparison chart to see the interface, form factor, and capacity of each Intel® SSD. For more specs, such as read and write speeds, visit ark.intel.com.
The Intel® SSD Family
Intel’s high-performance SSDs will take customers’ PCs to new levels of responsiveness with fast boot times and application launches. Help your customers find the right Intel® SSD today.
5TH GENERATION INTEL® CORE PROCESSORS
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Intel-based Tablets for Every Type of Customer
Different customers need different tablets—and Intel offers a processor to meet those different needs!
For premium performance, point customers to tablets powered by Intel® Core™ processors.
For customers who want ultra-thin tablets, recommend tablets powered by Intel® Core™ M processors.
In this course, we focus on entry, value, and mainstream tablets and the Intel® Atom™ processors that power each:
- Entry: Intel® Atom™ x3 C3XXX processors
- Value: Intel® Atom™ x5 Z8XXX processors
- Mainstream: Intel® Atom™ x7 Z8XXX processors
Entry: Intel® Atom™ x3 processors
Tablets with Intel® Atom™ x3 processors are great for customers who want the performance of an Intel® processor for everyday use, but don’t need the latest features and functionality.
- Cost-effective design
- Affordable performance
- Reliable communications via WiFi or 3G/LTE modem
Value: Intel® Atom™ x5 processors
Tablets powered by Intel® Atom™ x5 processors offer better performance and graphics, plus added features.
- Amazing graphics with Intel® HD Graphics1
- Advanced imaging with Intel® RealSense™ technology1
- Support for Intel® Wireless Display1
Mainstream: Intel® Atom™ x7 processors
For customers who want value and performance—but aren’t quite ready to move up to a tablet powered by an Intel® Core™ M or Intel® Core™ processor—the Intel® Atom™ x7 processor offers all the features of the Intel® Atom™ x5 processor, plus:
- Top performance and speed
- Longer-lasting battery life with Intel® Display Power Saving Technology1
- Support for Intel® Pro Wireless Display
Whatever your customers want from a tablet, Intel has a solution. Tablets powered by Intel® Atom™ x3, x5, and x7 processors are great value, entry, and mainstream solutions.
And be sure to sell up to tablets powered by Intel® Core™ M processors and Intel® Core™ processors when possible!
Taking Devices to a New Dimension
Think Intel® RealSense™ technology1 is only available for tablets? Think again. In addition to tablets, All-in-One PCs, laptops, and 2 in 1 devices with Intel® RealSense™ technology are on shelves now, so customers can enjoy a whole new world of interactive and 3D experiences.
What Is Intel® RealSense™ Technology?
Intel® RealSense™ technology is a next-generation technology that is revolutionizing the way customers interact with and experience many devices with Intel Inside®.
Intel® RealSense™ 3D cameras
Intel® RealSense™ 3D cameras bring the world to life in 3D. Customers can use the cameras—built into some of the latest Intel® processor-based laptops and All-in-One PCs—to scan 3D objects, edit the images, and share them with friends.
Intel® RealSense™ Snapshot
Some of the latest tablets powered by Intel feature Intel® RealSense™ snapshot. With three cameras working together, this technology makes it possible to take photos in layers and sense depth, which opens up a host of exciting creative possibilities for customers.
How Can Customers Use Intel® RealSense™ Technology?
Sure, Intel® RealSense™ technology sounds amazing, but how will customers use it in their day-to-day lives? As it turns out, there are dozens of ways the technology can enhance customer experiences, including:
- 3D scanning: Customers can scan items like toys or even their own bodies to create a 3D likeness. Then they can edit the digital image, print it using a 3D printer, and share it with friends.
- Gaming: Customers can use their 3D likeness as an avatar in their favorite games. Soon, they’ll also be able to use hand and finger movements, body tilt, voice recognition, and more to control their gameplay!
- Photos: With Intel® RealSense™ snapshot, customers can change the focus, lighting, or color of a photo with the tap of a finger. They can change the focus even after taking the photo! They can also add motion effects, and even click on different objects in a photo to measure their size and the distance between them.
- Video chat: Customers can share photos and watch videos with other people on their video chats. They can even remove or change the visual background for their calls!
Which Devices Feature Intel® RealSense™ Technology?
Encourage your customers to explore some of the latest Intel® processor-based All-in-One PCs, laptops, and tablets that feature Intel® RealSense™ technology.
All-in-One PCs deliver the performance of a complete desktop system in a stylish, powerful device. The available All-in-One PCs featuring Intel® RealSense™ 3D cameras include these two, both powered by Intel® Core™ i7 processors:
- HP Sprout*
- Lenovo IdeaCentre B50-30*
Numerous laptops feature Intel® RealSense™ technology, including these three powered by Intel® Core™ i7 processors:
- ASUS N551JQ-EH71*
- Dell Inspiron 15 5548*
- Acer Aspire V Nitro 17*
For customers looking for the ultimate in mobile convenience, there’s the Dell Venue 8 7000*. Powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor, the tablet features an 8-megapixel Intel® RealSense™ 3D camera on the rear side.
Customers can use the camera and associated app to do some exciting things—like adjusting the focus after taking a photo and applying effects (such as sepia tinting) to individual parts of the photo.
What Is Intel® Security?
Intel® Security is a division of Intel formerly known as McAfee. Today, Intel® Security combines the security expertise of McAfee with the innovation and trusted performance of Intel.
Through services such as McAfee LiveSafe™, Intel® Security helps protect customers’ data, devices, and identities in a seamless way—so customers can have the confidence to live and play securely in the digital world.
Intel® Processor Numbers:
Top Six Things to Know
Deciphering Intel® processor numbers may seem like a daunting task, but they follow some general rules.
Read the top six things you need to know about Intel® processors!
|1.||An Intel® processor number indicates the processor’s performance relative to other processors within the same processor family.|
|2.||Multiple features are considered when assigning an Intel® processor number, including its clock and graphics level, its microarchitecture, and more.|
|3.||Which of these two has better performance—Intel® Atom™ E680 or E660? For processors that are in the same family and range (Intel® Atom™ processor E6xx), the one with the larger number has better performance.|
|4.||You shouldn’t use Intel® processor numbers to try and compare performance of different families. For example, you can’t compare the Intel® Core™ i3-3210M processor to the Intel® Pentium® processor G3820, even if the numbers are in the same range.|
|5.||You also shouldn’t compare processor numbers that are in different numerical ranges, but are in the same family. For example, you can’t compare the performance of the Intel® Celeron® processor B730 with the Intel® Celeron® processor B840 and get viable results.|
|6.||Even if two processors are within the same family and the same range, their numbers will only tell you which is faster. It won’t tell you how much faster it is.|
Go See for Yourself!
Uncompromised Performance: Intel® SSD 750 Series
The Intel® SSD 750 Series delivers the future of storage with Intel’s first client-based PCIe-based SSD, combining four lanes of PCIe 3.0 with a state-of-the-art NMV Express (NVMe) interface for truly amazing performance.
The Intel® SSD 750 Series Add-In-Card (AIC) and 2.5-inch form factors enable performance not currently possible in form factors restricted by size or power.
NVM Express: Industry-Leading Storage Interface
NVMe is a standard specification architected from the ground up for non-volatile memory (NVM). NVMe significantly improves both random and sequential performance over SATA-based drives1 by reducing latency, or the period of time that one component in a system waits for another to respond.
NVMe provides a standards-based approach that will help drive industry adoption for PCIe SSD interoperability. Intel has worked closely with industry ecosystem partners to bring NVMe to the market with a bootable, easy-to-use, plug-n-play solution.
The uncompromising performance of the Intel® SSD 750 Series enables customers to design and build richer content with larger data sets, textures, or assets. The Intel® SSD 750 Series offers increased efficiency for engineering workloads, Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), gaming, and other applications.
Add-in-Card and 2.5-inch Small Form Factors
The Intel® SSD 750 Series offers two form factors for flexibility and ease of integration. With both the Add-in-Card and the 2.5-inch form factors, the Intel® SSD 750 Series makes migrating from SATA to PCIe 3.0 easier, without power or thermal limitations on performance. This allows the SSD to deliver the ultimate performance in a variety of system form factors and configurations.
The Intel® SSD 750 Series Add-in-Card offers a dynamic solution for current and future systems with an accessible PCIe 3.0 slot.
2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF)
The Intel® SSD 750 Series 2.5-inch SFF provides a cabled solution where an accessible PCIe 3.0 slot is not available. This is an attractive solution for small form factor and multi-GPU systems where space is a premium. This flexibility also provides a viable direct attach solution for small form designs with an SFF-8639 connector on board.
Remember these key features of the Intel® SSD 750 Series:
- Greater than 4x performance vs. SATA based SSDs1
- Industry-leading NVMe interface
- Exceptional workload efficiency
- Outstanding, immersive user experience
- Faster game load times
- Ultra High Definition (UHD 4K) video creation
The New Series from Intel
The best new feature of the Intel® 750 Series SSD is the uncompromised performance it provides, thanks to PCIe and NVMe, which provides a bootable, plug-and-play storage device and helps reduce delays, otherwise known as latency.
Customers can choose from two different form factors:
|1.||Half Height Half Length (HHHL) add-in card|
|2.||2.5” x 15 mm drive|
These drives have no form factor or power restrictions on performance and provide better read and write speeds when compared to previous generation drives:
- 2x sequential write1
- 4x sequential read1
- 3x random write1
- 4.5x random read1
But the one thing that hasn’t changed is Intel’s world-class quality and reliability. All Intel® SSDs are backed by an industry-leading five-year limited warranty.
The Reads and Writes
Here are the hard specs for the read and write times of the Intel® SSD 750 Series, which comes in two capacities—400 GB and 1.2 TB.
Random 4 KB read (up to)
|430,000 IOPS||440,000 IOPS|
Random 4 KB write (up to)
|230,000 IOPS||290,000 IOPS|
128 KB read
|2,200 MB/s||2,400 MB/s|
128 KB write
|900 MB/s||1,200 MB/s|
Intel® NUC: Explore. Express. Extraordinary.
The Intel® NUC kit built with a 5th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor takes the powerful capabilities of a complete desktop system and packages it into four small inches.
Customers will love the premium performance and eye-popping visuals they need to create, entertain, and inspire. Whether they’re working on video or music, creating animations, or retouching photos, the Intel® NUC is a mini PC kit with the performance needed to get the job done.
Seeing Is Believing
Photo and animation visuals just got more vivid with this Intel® NUC! Powerful and vibrant visuals provided by Intel® Iris™ Graphics and 4K display capabilities provide an immersive experience like no other. And here’s the great part—no additional graphics card required! Customers will love the amazing 3D graphics performance and faster, smoother rendering of all their images.
The Best of Both Worlds
Intel® NUC allows customers to install a lightning-fast M.2 SSD and a 2.5″ hard disk drive. Now they can really have it all—fast data transfers and room to store all their files. Plus, gamers will go nuts over data load times.
Responsive and Ready
With Intel® Rapid Start technology1 and Intel® Ready Mode technology1 , customers don’t have to wait to start playing their favorite games or miss the latest Twitter* updates about who’s winning.
Best Features and Benefits
When you start talking with customers about the possibilities provided by an Intel® NUC, be sure to mention these great features and benefits!
When your customers decide on an Intel® NUC, they’ll enjoy:
- Top-of-the-line performance with an extra boost when needed, thanks to the 5th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor
- Moving effortlessly between applications
- Transferring movies in the blink of an eye
- Experiencing amazing multimedia with Intel® Iris™ Graphics
An Intel® NUC helps customers take advantage of fast response times so they can:
- Easily access videos, photos, and music
- Watch theater-quality 4K videos
- Create a digital jukebox with room to store MP3s or stream online songs
With a tiny footprint but big performance, the Intel® NUC can easily fit into any home or work environment. The latest Intel® NUC:
- Comes with a replaceable lid so customers can customize it for their own personal style
- Offers a clutter-free, space-saving design
- Provides simple set-up
Amazing media experiences
When it comes to the Intel® NUC, it’s all about the media! Help customers see everything they can do with this pint-sized powerhouse, including:
- Playing the latest games with great responsiveness and visuals
- Controlling their media from the couch
- Accessing multimedia apps effortlessly
The Desktop PC Reimagined
When your customers want the best performance and graphics engine in an energy-efficient mini form factor, the choice is clear! Recommend an Intel® NUC with a high-performing 5th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor inside. From gaming to working to entertaining, this ultra-compact PC provides the ultimate impact.
The Intel® NUC Powered by the Intel® Celeron® Processor
Proven Performance, Exceptional Value
By now, you should be pretty familiar with the Intel® NUC, including its iconic small form factor and its ability to handle your customers’ needs.
So, what’s different? The Intel® NUC DN2820FYKH is powered by the Intel® Celeron® processor, providing the performance, reliability, and affordability your customers can depend on.
The Intel® NUC in Brief
Designed with value in mind, this Intel® NUC strikes the right balance of affordability, connectivity, and performance to drive your customers’ home office or home theater experience.
Internal support for a 2.5 inch HDD provides storage options whether customers need a low-cost or cavernous drive. Plus, built-in Wi-Fi* and Bluetooth* connectivity provides enough freedom so your customers can enjoy the experience anywhere they want, without adding a ton of clutter to their den or living room.
This Intel® NUC also includes:
- An infrared sensor for remote controls
- HDMI video to power the big screen
- Combined headphone/microphone jack
- USB 3.0 for fast transfers of media files
And thanks to the Intel® Celeron® processor that’s running the show, customers know they’re getting great performance at a great value.
Put It to Use!
Simply put, the Intel® NUC is a mini PC stripped down to its most basic form. Customers have several options when it comes to using one of these amazing little machines.
For example, customers can create:
- A personal cloud. Customers can store and share photos, music, videos, and documents in their own cloud!
- An All-in-One PC. Customers can use a VESA* mount (an industry standard for mounting flat panels to a wall, or small PCs to a monitor) to create a stunning workspace.
- An affordable PC. Customers can add a free-standing monitor, speakers, and other accessories for a unique PC experience.
- A home theater PC. Customers can add a large-screen HDTV and go from there! The built-in Wi-Fi*, HDMI port, and USB 3.0 support will help customers create that special media experience.
Intel® Visual Boot Manager
Here’s something else that’s new with the Intel® NUC family—the Intel® Visual Boot Manager. Using the Intel® Visual Boot Manager, customers can choose the operating system that works best for them, via a user-friendly interface.
Just the Specs
Here’s what’s inside this Intel® NUC:
- Intel® Celeron® Processor N2820 (up to 2.39 GHz, dual cores with 1 MB cache)
- One DDR3L SO-DIMM slot for memory expansion up to 8 GB
- Intel® Wireless-N 7260BN PCIe* mini card preinstalled
- One USB 3.0 port (front panel)
- Two USB 2.0 ports (back panel)
- 1x SATA port (3 Gb/s) for internal support for 2.5″ HDD or Intel® SSDs
- Intel® HD Audio1 via HDMI 1.4a output supporting eight-channel (7.1) digital audio
Super Mobility with Intel Inside®
For more than 20 years, the wireless communications infrastructure has enabled mobile devices, making them an integral part of your customers’ business and personal lives. And now, with so many mobile devices to choose from (beyond smartphones), wireless connectivity is a huge feature with important benefits to tell your customers.
In this article, you’ll learn more about:
- Different wireless connectivity options
- The role Intel plays in these wireless options
- Four awesome new products from HP* and ASUS* with great wireless options built right in
Wireless Technologies: An Overview
As customers begin to buy multiple mobile devices, they will also ask more questions about wireless technologies.
Wi-Fi is a local-area wireless technology, sometimes referred to as WLAN. It allows tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices to connect to the Internet. To connect, devices need to be within the range of a hotspot and have a built-in Wi-Fi chip. It’s the kind of connection you get at a local coffee shop or hotel.
WWAN, or wireless wide area network, allows wireless connection to the Internet using mobile tower technology. This technology is also called “mobile broadband” but is typically described by its speed—3G or 4G. Service providers, such as AT&T* and Verizon*, offer this service.
Service providers offering 4G may also refer to it as LTE or Long-Term Evolution.1
4G LTE networks are designed to provide a faster and more reliable experience for customers. For more details on specific network details, advise your customers to visit the service providers’ Websites.
What benefits will customers experience using 4G LTE or LTE Advanced wireless options? In general, they can quickly and easily2 :
- Download large media files, such as 4K Ultra HD video
- Game in real time
- Set up video conferencing
- Stream high-definition photos
- Enjoy a more secure connection than Wi-Fi
Intel and Wireless Technology
Intel may be best known as the world’s leading chip-maker that helps power the world’s best computing devices.
But these days, Intel creates much more than processors. In fact, Intel is leading the charge to LTE through new connectivity solutions, as well as new tablet and smartphone platforms.
Devices powered by Intel® processors deliver the performance your customers need to get things done while they’re on the go. Tell customers they’ll enjoy long battery life, amazing graphics, and super-fast responsiveness. Plus, devices with Intel Inside® support the fast mobile connectivity that customers depend on!
Exciting New Systems on Your Shelves
Many of today’s 2 in 1 devices and laptops are fully equipped with wireless connectivity built in. So customers can stay connected even if there’s no Wi-Fi network close by. Now that’s a selling point!
Take a look at these new devices sure to impress your most mobile customers!
HP Pavilion x2* Detachable 2 in 1
The new HP Pavilion x2* detachable 2 in 1 offers the best of both worlds to your customers—a laptop when they need it and a tablet when they want it. And now it can connect from virtually anywhere, as it has 4G LTE connectivity built in.
This 2 in 1 is primed for productivity, thanks to its:
- 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 processor (1.5 GHz)
- Ability to connect to the 4G LTE Verizon* network
- Full-sized keyboard
- Multiple ports
Show off its great mobility by detaching the HD touchscreen display and transforming the device into a tablet with a 500 GB hard drive.
- 13.3-inch HD WLED-backlit IPS touchscreen display (1366 x 768)
- Windows 8.1* operating system
- Beats Audio* for the best-sounding, richest audio on a PC
- Hybrid drive so customers can access music, videos, and photos on the go (500 GB)
- Intel® Wireless Display for showing PC content on a big screen TV without wires
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 LTE*
The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 LTE* tablet, powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor, combines performance, a stunning HD display, and dual front stereo speakers with other key productivity features in a compact and portable package.
Did you notice the LTE in its name? That means customers can use the 4G LTE network from AT&T*2 to connect, virtually anytime, anywhere.
The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 LTE* tablet includes:
- Intel® Atom™ processor Z3530 (1.3 GHz)
- 1280 x 800 HD IPS+ display
- Dual front stereo speakers
- Dual PixelMaster* cameras (5 MP rear, 2 MP front)
- Great screen brightness for outdoor viewing (400 nits!)
- 178-degree wide viewing angle
- Super-narrow 0.22-inch bezel
- Anti-fingerprint coating to resist smudges
- Android 4.4 KitKat*
ASUS Chromebook C300MA-DH02-LTE*
This Chromebook* from ASUS* provides a slim and lightweight design, Intel® Celeron® processor, and the ability to connect to the 4G LTE network from Verizon*.
Your Chromebook* customers can easily stay connected while their machine stays updated and safe, thanks to its automatic updates and built-in virus protection.
Other features include:
- Intel® Celeron® processor N2830 (2.1 GHz, turbo to 2.4 GHz)
- Largest touchpad of any Chromebook*—it sports a touchpad usually seen on a 14-inch laptop!
- Extra-long battery life
- 13.3-inch HD screen
ASUS ZenFone 2*
From its super-sleek ergonomic arc design to the exceptional performance of the 64-bit Intel® Atom™ processor Z3580, the ASUS ZenFone 2* is a marvel to behold.
This factory-unlocked smartphone can work with carriers using GSM technology standards. It is 4G-/LTE-ready for clear voice communications and super-fast, on-the-move data transfers of up to 150 Mb/s, so customers can stay connected to their world. The ASUS ZenFone 2* offers these amazing performance improvements3:
- Everyday performance: 3x better
- Gaming sessions: 7x faster
- 64-bit quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor Z3580 (up to 2.3 GHz)
- 1920 x 1080 full HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3*
- 13 MP rear-facing camera with ASUS PixelMaster* technology
- 5 MP front-facing camera with 85-degree wide-angle lens
- New features enhance usability and ensure security/privacy
- Dual SIMs to eliminate the need for two phones—customers can use one for business, and the other for their personal info
Connectivity, Performance, and Style
Any of these products is a great fit for customers who want to stay connected and need great performance on the go. Just be sure to recommend a device powered by an Intel® processor, whether it’s a tablet, Chromebook*, 2 in 1, or super-powerful smartphone!