Director of Marketing, Intel Corporation
Asma Aziz, Director of Marketing at Intel Corporation, discusses how Intel has partnered with some of the top laptop manufacturers to co-engineer an exciting line-up of premium Intel® Evo™ platform-based laptops designed to keep up with today’s fast-paced lifestyle, why shoppers can rest assured when choosing any laptop with an Intel Evo badge, and advice for parents during back-to-school season.
What is Intel Evo?
At Intel, the needs of consumers are at the heart of all our innovations. Intel Evo was born out of a multi-year project to meet the ever-evolving needs of users. To bring this vision to life, Intel partnered with the top laptop manufacturers to co-engineer an exciting line-up of premium laptops that are designed to keep up with today’s fast-paced lifestyle and the various roles we all play in a single day. In a nutshell, Intel Evo platform designs are our best expression of a thin and light laptop with 11th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Xe.
What does it mean for a laptop to have Evo certification?
For a laptop to be Evo-certified, it must meet a certain set of criteria. Intel Evo laptops are engineered to help remove lag, distractions, and dependency on battery chargers — ensuring users can receive exceptional experiences from anywhere.
How do laptops receive Evo certification? What types of criteria do they need to meet?
The Evo™ certification is a robust process led by Intel engineers to guarantee that designs meet all the required specs and deliver a best-in-class experience to users. All designs on the Intel Evo platform have to meet certain key experience indicators, such as consistent responsiveness on battery, waking from sleep in less than one second, nine or more hours of real-world battery life on laptops with full HD display, and four or more hours of battery life in a 30-minute charge on laptops with full HD display. This certification ensures consumers get the same experience, regardless of which brand of laptop they choose.
Which laptop brands are under the Evo umbrella?
Globally, we have more than 85 Intel Evo designs from top manufacturers like Acer, ASUS, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Samsung, LG, and more. By the end of the year, we’re expecting an additional 100 designs from more than 15 manufacturers.
Why should consumers who are looking for a new laptop consider an Intel Evo laptop?
Buying a laptop can be confusing with all the options available, but choosing laptops that come with an Intel Evo certification can help simplify the decision. Wherever you see the Intel Evo badge, you can count on designs that deliver purposeful technologies for the best user experience. In addition to the features I shared previously, Intel Evo laptops provide nearly three times faster internet with built-in Intel Wi-Fi 6 technology versus standard Wi-Fi, and a Thunderbolt 4, which provides 40Gb/s bandwidth for data and video through a single-cable connection.
What advice do you have as parents enter back-to-school season?
Learning from home is critical right now, and my advice for parents is to future-proof your investment and buy a device with headroom for growth. Get a device that will meet your child’s learning needs today and in the future.
Is Evo designed only for individual consumers, or can businesses benefit from Evo?
Businesses can also benefit from Evo goodness! To meet the specific needs of our business customers, this year we launched the Intel Evo vPro platform, which integrates the latest PC technologies in one business laptop solution, combining performance, security features, remote manageability, and PC fleet stability.
Elementary School Laptops
Chromebook Flex 5, powered by an Intel Core processor, boasts up to 10 hours of battery life to let you get things done quickly and easily with all your favourite Chromebook features. Use your Google Account for seamless access to your files, photos, and music. Think of a great idea? Just flip your Chromebook and jot down your ideas with the Lenovo digital pen (available separately) to catch the moment.
Keep your productivity up anywhere, anytime with this HP 15.6″ laptop. It’s equipped with an 11th Gen Intel Core i3-1125G4 processor and 8GB of DDR4 RAM to deliver powerful performance while the 15.6″ display with thin bezel lets you see all your content comfortably. The 256GB solid state drive (SSD) provides ample space for all your files and media.
The Spin 3 meets all your daily computing needs with a fast CPU and long 12 hours of battery life. Maximize efficiency with a 10th Gen Intel Core i3 processor.
High School Laptops
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14″ Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop / Intel Core i5-1135G7 / 512GB SSD/8GB RAM (Best Buy)
Revolutionize the way your work with this Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14″ touchscreen laptop. Equipped with a powerful Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor and 8GB of RAM, it can reliably handle your daily computing and multitasking without any lag. Its 2-in-1 design lets you use the laptop in tent, stand, and tablet modes for added convenience with various work types.
ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 comes with a 15.6″ full HD thin bezel NanoEdge display. It is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and Windows 10 Home, which offers the performance you need to get through any task. With a standout colour and a colour-blocking Enter key, ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 adds flair and dynamism to daily computing.
MSI Prestige 14 is verified by the Intel Evo platform with exceptional performance and features that keep you going forward. Collaborating with Intel Evo brings the perfect combination of performance, responsiveness, battery life, and stunning visuals to a new class of sleek, stylish laptops.
College and University Laptops
HP ENVY 13.3″ Laptop — Natural Silver (Intel Core i5-1135G7 / 512GB SSD / 8GB RAM /Windows 10) (Best Buy)
Work, play, or stay connected with the HP ENVY laptop designed on the Intel Evo platform. Powered with Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB solid state drive, this machine provides swift response and premium performance, so you can browse, stream, and work seamlessly. The 13.3″ four-sided micro-edge display provides a large viewing area that showcases the visuals in Full HD resolution.
Slim, lightweight, and stylish, the Swift 3 is the ideal laptop for working on the move. The latest Intel Evo platform and long battery life are housed inside a choice of displays: an elegantly silver chassis with a 13.5″ 3:2 ratio 2256×1504 IPS VertiView Display or the vivid colours of a 14″ 16:9 FHD IPS display.
LG Gram 16″ WQXGA / 16:10 aspect ratio / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD / Intel Evo platform (Canada Computers)
Whether for work or play, LG Gram laptops deliver powerful performance that can meet the heaviest demands of our data-rich, 24/7 connected world. Featuring sleek designs, a lightweight frame (under three pounds!), and world-beating battery power (up to 25.5 hours of battery life on select models), the 2021 LG Grams offer the ultimate in portability, and power.