A Clear Vision and Path Forward
Intel recognized that people keep demanding more from their laptops. They want to flow seamlessly between work, home, and passion projects. So Project Athena set the vision for a new generation of the most advanced PCs. It brings together the best of Intel and the industry.
Our team of social scientists and engineers began with a laser focus on how people use — and what they expect from — their devices. With that understanding, the team designed PC experiences for people who are high achievers, ambitious, and on the move.
Highly Refined Through Co-Engineering
We work closely with industry-leading partners to optimize the features and components of each new laptop. That ensures every laptop consistently meets the high standards Intel set for rapid responsiveness, worry-free battery life, and instant resume.
Verified by Intel
Each laptop must pass rigorous testing, then meet or surpass the program’s stringent Key Experience Indicators (KEIs), which supplement industry benchmarks. They ensure consistent and satisfying PC experiences.
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A World-Class Design Team
For Project Athena, Intel brought together leading innovators and social scientists to develop a new class of advanced laptops.
Project Athena takes a new approach to laptop innovation. We learned how the most ambitious people use, and are challenged by their current devices, then let that drive technology development, instead of letting new technologies dictate the customer experience.
Intel's Project Athena innovation program brings to market a class of advanced laptops that are designed for ambitious people and built to raise the bar on laptop experiences.
Raising the Bar on PC Experiences
We steered the industry to measure experiences in real-world environments instead of a lab. That helped Project Athena establish foundational experiences: Rapid responsiveness, worry-free battery life, and instant resume. And it sets the right footing for innovation.2 3 4
Responsiveness on the Go
These laptops promise excellent responsiveness plugged in or on the go.
Every laptop wakes from sleep in less than one second, ready with a quick lid lift, push button, fingerprint, or face recognition.
Worry-Free Battery Life
The laptops run at least nine hours during the day’s most intensive building, multitasking, and streaming. And when the battery does drain, it charges four hours’ worth in fewer than 30 minutes.6 7
Product and Performance Information
Project Athena is a code name for Intel’s Innovation Program.
Intel’s design verification process ensures that certain product specifications for user experience are included. Intel does not guarantee specific performance of any system. Actual performance will vary with use, system configurations, and settings.
Tests document performance of components on a particular test, in specific systems. Differences in hardware, software, or configuration will affect actual performance. Consult other sources of information to evaluate performance as you consider your purchase. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks.
Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at https://www.intel.com.
From button press, lid open, or voice, to display on and ready for authentication.
Testing as of 30 September 2019. For systems with FHD displays. Simulated to replicate typical scenario on wireless web browsing workload: Shipped HW/SW configuration running multiple background applications and open web pages; on 802.11 wireless Internet connection, DC battery power, and 250nit screen brightness.
For systems with FHD displays, when used for wireless web browsing. When powered off, from OEM default shutdown level.