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Intel’s Latest Core Processors Want To Take Your Office Wireless

Michael Moore joined TechWeek Europe in January 2014 as a trainee before graduating to Reporter later that year. He covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to mobile devices, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and financial technology.

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Fifth generation Core vPro chips offer unparalleled wireless compatibility

Intel has finally taken the wraps off its latest Core vPro PC processors as it looks to turn offices into a wire-free zone.

The computing giant unveiled a range of devices powered by the fifth generation Core vPro chips at an event in London today, promising that they would transform the way most of us work.

Under the heading ‘A better way to work’, the company revealed laptops from the likes of HP, Acer, Dell and Toshiba, as well as other form devices such as the latest Panasonic Toughpad rugged tablets, all of which will be powered by the latest processors.

5th gen intel core vproWire-free

The presentation was themed around improving the way companies get things done, with wireless capabilities to enable flexible working a major focus.

The new processors include support for Intel’s Wireless Docking and Wireless Display (WiDi) services, which both promise to simplify the way businesses operate and collaborate.

The former, Intel’ first ever such solution, allows users to be connected and ready to work the moment they walk up to their desk. The function, which is based on Intel’s Wireless Gigabit technology, enables systems to automatically dock to monitors, keyboards, mice and USB accessories and eliminates the need for traditional mechanical docks.

WiDi looks to tackle the all-too-common problem of making sure a meeting is set up quickly and smoothly, as all too often people spend far too long trying to connect their laptop or mobile device to items such as projectors or chargers. Intel’s technology does away with all this hassle, acting as a middle point between adaptor and computer to ensure no time is wasted getting set up. The company was keen to show off demonstrations with partners including HP, Panasonic and Actiontec to show how the technology works.

“Our goal is to enable all users to simply work better by offsetting the growing challenges of today’s businesses,” said Tom Garrison, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Business Client Platforms. “With new devices based on 5th generation Intel Core vPro processors, we aim to transform the user experience by helping them compute from virtually anywhere without the clutter and burden of wires.”

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