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Intel® Smart Connect Technology

The online world never sleeps. Your connection to it shouldn’t either.

Intel® Smart Connect Technology

With Intel® Smart Connect Technology,1 stay current with automatic, no-wait updates to your e-mail, social networks, news, and more. While your system is in standby, it will periodically wake up to update the applications that are open. When you return to your system and open the lid, the latest content will be at your fingertips.

It also enables your computer to send updates to the cloud if you create items while you’re away from a network connection—for example, if you write e-mail while on a plane. This way, everyone has your latest thoughts and you always have the freshest data ready to go whenever you are.

Intel Smart Connect Technology is available on Ultrabook™, all-in-one, and standard PCs powered by the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family.

How it works

How it works

While your computer is asleep, Intel Smart Connect Technology wakes the system periodically and re-establishes network connectivity. This enables your applications that receive data from the Internet—such as your e-mail and social network sites—to quickly sync with the cloud service and update your system. After the content is updated, the system automatically transitions back to sleep mode.

Learn more about Intel® Smart Connect Technology features and requirements >

Smart connectivity with Intel® wireless products

Connectivity at the speed of life

Experience the power of instant connectivity to millions of free and paid Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide with Intel® WiFi HotSpot Assistant—exclusively available only on Intel® wireless products. With Intel® WiFi HotSpot Assistant, your Ultrabook™ auto-connects to available Wi-Fi hotspots as you roam—no more annoying manual login process at each hotspot. With Intel® Smart Connect Technology, even your favorite cloud content (e-mail, social networks, news, etc.) is automatically refreshed as your Ultrabook™ sleeps. Internet connectivity with Intel® Smart Connect Technology and Intel® WiFi HotSpot Assistant is an open-and-shut case.

Sync with your email and favorite online apps

Sync with your e-mail and favorite online apps

Many popular e-mail and social networking applications are compatible with Intel Smart Connect Technology, including:

Product and Performance Information


1. Intel® Smart Connect Technology requires a select Intel® processor, Intel® software and BIOS update, Intel® Wireless adapter, and Internet connectivity. Solid-state memory or drive equivalent may be required. Depending on system configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.