Intel is creating a new way to push PC makers to get ready for “a new class of advanced laptops.” Dubbed “Project Athena,” Intel’s push involves 5G and artificial intelligence support wrapped up in what looks like Ultrabooks part two.
Intel is creating annual specs that manufacturers will need to adhere to for a certification process.
It all sounds very similar to the set of specifications the industry followed to create Ultrabooks, a marketing label desirable enough that it pushed some laptop makers to adopt thinner designs, faster storage, and longer battery life more quickly.
While Ultrabooks pushed laptop makers to focus on thin and light machines, Intel’s focus with Project Athena is vague.
“Designed to enable new experiences and capitalize on next-generation technologies, including 5G and artificial intelligence,” explains Intel.
We reached out to Intel for details on any concrete specs the company will require PC makers to adhere to, but Intel says it’s not sharing those yet.