So it’s true. The time has come for us to repack our school bags, reshuffle our folders and head back into the classroom. Moping aside, if you’ve landed here because you’re on the hunt for a brand spanking new laptop, you’ve come to the right place. And if you pick an Intel® Evo™ certified laptop, you’ll be bossing your grades and impressing your mates like no tomorrow. Make us proud.
Intel® Evo™ is a certificate of laptop excellence. The top spot. If a brand, like Samsung or LG, think they’ve made a cracking device, they can put it through an Intel® test – and if it passes, it’ll be given an Intel® Evo™ title. To put it simply, it’s basically a way of grouping the best laptops together, highlighting their many talents and slapping on an accolade that’ll help them stand out from the rest. We’ll dive into the specifics below, so keep scrolling to find out more.
You’ve heard of the Oscars and the Grammys, but what about the Intel® Evo™ badge of honour? It’s the golden ticket of the laptop world, and to get it, a model’s got to put a big green tick in a few different boxes. It must have an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, barely visible bezels, a 9+ hour battery life, Intel® Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt™ 4. It’s also got to be super responsive and ready to jump into action as soon as you wake it up. So, if you see the shiny sticker on the one you’re looking at, you know it’s a winner.
Whenever you use an Intel® Evo™ approved laptop, you’ll be blown away with what you see. Because each one comes with an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, plus Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, you’ll get a 3x faster photo1 and video2 editing experience than you would with a 2 year-old laptop. So whether you’re editing a new vlog, a few snaps or just finishing up an assignment, you’ll be top of the class in every class.
Goodbye bulky wires and hello freedom. Since each Intel® Evo™ laptop can run for at least 9 hours from one charge3, there’ll be no more scrambling around for a charger. Heading to the library? Just give it a boost the night before and you’ll be golden.
Just because you have to hit the snooze button a few times before prising yourself out of bed, it doesn’t mean an Intel® Evo™ laptop needs to do the same. Once you’ve given the mouse a wiggle, it’ll be ready and raring to go in under a second. If that’s not worthy of a standing ovation, we don’t know what is.
With every laptop that passes the test, comes a Thunderbolt 4 port. If you’re a pro gamer, a video editor or you just like to work on a few different screens at once, this one’s for you. It’ll give you exceptional data transfer times and speedy charging. Intel® Evo™ laptops also come with WiFi 6, for a 3x faster internet connection4. Top tip: if you’ve got an extra monitor, mouse and keyboard, you might want to invest in a Thunderbolt hub to connect everything to – see ya later, faffy wires.
This Samsung Galaxy Book is the cream of the crop when it comes to Intel® Evo™ laptops. It’s super lightweight (thank goodness) and comes with a Full HD touchscreen that can flip right round so that it’s like a tablet. Plus, if you like to have a few different tasks on the go at once, its Intel® Core™ i5 processor and 8GB of RAM will make multitasking an absolute breeze. And what’s a student without a thousand different files, photos and videos to contend with? The more the merrier, we say – hence why this laptop has a 512GB SSD.
1As measured by Photo Editing workflow on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7 processor. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/11thgen.
2As measured by Video Editing workflow on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7 processor. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/11thgen.
3Time taken to drain from 100% to critical battery level while performing typical workflows in a realistic environment. Results may vary. Details at intel.com/evo.
4Versus standard Wi-fi. Details at intel.com/PerformanceIndex (connectivity). Results may vary. Details at intel.com/evo.
If a laptop is Intel® Evo™ approved, it basically means that it’s taken a load of different tests and has come out with top marks. All Intel® Evo™ laptops come with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, Thunderbolt 4, fast wake up times, Intel® Wi-Fi 6 and a 9+ hour battery life. They’re good – really good.
Absolutely! While they can’t handle the very latest games on the best settings, an Intel® Evo™ laptop can make light work of less demanding titles. They’re speedy in every way, have great processors, good graphics and can transfer data from multiple screens faster than ever before. Get one on your team, you won’t regret it.