A Business Laptop for Every Need

Find the right laptop for how and where employees work, from the office to the road to telecommuting.1 2

Laptops for Business and Telecommuting:

  • Business laptops equip your employees to remain productive on the road, in the field, or telecommuting from home.

  • The key to choosing the best business laptop is to evaluate your current business needs against each form factor and its features.

  • The built-for-business Intel vPro® platform offers hardware-based security features and powerful remote management capabilities that help employees work confidently from anywhere.

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Find valuable guidance in choosing the right business laptop for your mobile work needs, from standard laptops and 2 in 1s to ultraportable laptops, mobile workstations, and Chromebooks*. Compare the advantages of each form factor, as well as the processor (CPU), storage, power, security, and portability. Finally, learn what you should consider when it comes to telecommuting.

Choosing a Business Laptop

More than ever, today’s workforce is a mobile one. Be it on the sales floor, in the field, on the road, or at home telecommuting, the workplace has grown beyond the traditional office or cubicle.

But not all business laptops are created equal. Are your employees’ remote work demands best served by a standard laptop, a 2-in-1, an ultraportable laptop, a mobile workstation, or a Chromebook*? Answering that question will make all the difference for your workforce and their mobile experience.

As you evaluate the different options, consider the following features and how well they align with your employees’ needs.

Processor (CPU)
A processor, or central processing unit (CPU), is the chip that executes instructions and moves data in every business laptop. It is commonly called the brains of the system. The latest generation Intel® Core™ vPro® processors give you the performance you need for the business demands of today, including multitasking, videoconferencing, and security.

Memory and Storage
Your system’s main memory is provided by its random access memory (RAM). The data stored in RAM can be reached almost instantly by calling on the CPU. RAM works as short-term memory; data is cleared when the computer is turned off.

Storage is your system’s nonvolatile long-term memory. This data remains even when the computer is turned off. It’s where your applications, operating system, and other important files are stored. Storage can be a hard disk drive (HDD) or a solid state drive (SSD). Intel® Solid State Drives provide high performance while keeping up with ever-increasing infrastructure demands.

Battery Life

Battery life is critical in a business laptop. Once the province of smaller, less powerful options, extended battery life is increasingly a feature of all kinds of laptops. The latest laptops, such as those built on the Intel vPro® platform, provide long battery life for a productive workday.

Typically, the higher performing the system, the more power it will demand, accelerating the drawdown of the battery. But how you use the device also matters. For example, opt for your system’s 4K display with 500 nits of brightness and you will see power availability drop. The number of applications you are using simultaneously is another variable.

Size and Weight
What is the optimal size and weight for a business laptop? The answer must be driven by how your employees use their devices. Each choice comes with a tradeoff. Choose smaller and you sacrifice screen size. Opt for higher performance and you likely increase the weight.

Systems with 13 to 14 inch screens commonly offer the best balance between usability and portability, usually coming in under four pounds. Screens of 15 to 16 inches are the most popular, but typically weigh closer to five pounds or more. Finding that right mix of mobility, screen size, and performance starts with your employees.

Connectivity
A business laptop’s portability only matters if it comes with reliable connectivity. Wi-Fi connects your workforce to customers and customer information, corporate networks and resources, and ready internet availability—all fundamental requirements for remote work.

Integrated Wi-Fi 6 standards are built to ensure quality connectivity in locations with hundreds or thousands of connected devices working with time-sensitive, high-bandwidth applications. Intel vPro® platform-based laptops with integrated Wi-Fi 6-enabled PCs provide nearly 3x faster speeds6 and responsive performance. They also support next generation WPA3 Wi-Fi security features7 and up to 4x greater capability for more stable connections, especially in dense environments.

Today’s business laptops come equipped with a variety of other connectivity options as well. These can include USB, HDMI, Ethernet, and Thunderbolt™ 3 ports.

What to Consider When Telecommuting

Telecommuting is an ever more common working scenario across a range of industries. The needs of the modern telecommuter share much in common with other remote workers when it comes to their mobile device. As noted earlier, features like screen size, weight, and battery life are key considerations, especially for those people whose telecommuting life demands portability.

IT Support
Being mostly or completely remote, telecommuting workers need a device that remains accessible to IT support and repair, even if their OS or VPN crashes. That means looking for systems that offer remote management capabilities such as Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT), included as part of the Intel vPro® platform.

Bandwidth
Bandwidth represents another potential challenge when telecommuting. With demands such as videoconferencing and the growing number of in-home devices, users must expect their systems to reliably perform with little latency and fast upload and download speeds. Intel® Wi-Fi 6-enabled PCs, such as those built on the Intel vPro® platform, offer higher capacity 8, faster downloads 6, and lower latency. 9 Meanwhile, the latest Intel® Core™ vPro® processors provide integrated graphics and capabilities for an improved audio experience.

Multitasking
Working from home also requires a certain level of multitasking. Telecommuters will want to know their business laptop brings the requisite performance muscle to support the use of many applications at once, including bandwidth-hungry video and streaming.

Security
Finally, security should be top of mind when telecommuting. A critical concern for any device, it is especially important for business laptops relied on for remote work, as use of public or guest networks comes with greater risks to system and data safety.

Intel vPro® Platform

Laptops based on the Intel vPro® platform are built for business and an excellent fit for remote work and telecommuting. These systems deliver the business-class performance to power busy workloads, maximize employee productivity, simplify connectivity, and get the most out of battery life no matter where an employee is working.

The platform is also designed with hardware-based security features. It includes Intel® Hardware Shield, which provides enhanced protections against attacks below the OS and advanced threat detection capabilities to protect against damaging firmware-level attacks. The robust security is vital for remote workers who require portability and on-the-go connectivity.

But business laptops are only as useful as they are reliable. The Intel vPro® platform provides crucial remote manageability capabilities via Intel® Active Management Technology. The result is better system management and repair—even when the device is powered off or the OS is unresponsive. With laptops on the Intel vPro® platform, businesses can save on deskside support, reduce truck rolls, improve user experiences, and reduce downtime—all with the confidence of exceptional support for telecommuting employees.

By bringing together the latest technologies in one integrated, validated platform, the Intel vPro® platform gives you the peace of mind that you have a built-for-business solution. From processor and memory to storage, battery life, and security, you know you have the latest technologies, all validated to work together in the most optimized way for business.

The Intel® Evo™ vPro® Platform. Built for What IT Needs and What Users Want

The Intel vPro® platform delivers the latest technologies in one validated solution built to provide what IT needs. It brings together business-class performance, hardware-enhanced security features, superior remote manageability, and PC fleet stability. It’s all the things you need your PC fleet to deliver.

And now, the Intel® Evo™ vPro® platform is the premium thin and light laptop experience for highly mobile business users. Stylish, thin and light laptops with an amazing visual experience with beautiful, immersive displays are designed to deliver the remarkable responsiveness, instant wake and long real-world battery life.

Laptops based on the Intel vPro® platform are built for business and an excellent fit for telecommuting, offering high performance and remote management capabilities.

제품 및 성능 정보

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인텔® 기술의 기능 및 이점은 시스템 구성에 따라 달라지며 지원되는 하드웨어, 소프트웨어 또는 서비스 활성화가 필요할 수 있습니다. 성능은 시스템 구성에 따라 달라집니다. 어떤 제품 또는 구성 요소도 절대적으로 안전할 수는 없습니다. 시스템 제조업체 또는 소매업체에 문의하거나 https://www.intel.co.kr에서 자세한 내용을 확인하십시오.

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인텔은 타사 데이터를 제어하거나 감사하지 않습니다. 귀하는 이 콘텐츠를 검토하고 다른 소스를 참조하여 참조된 데이터가 정확한지 여부를 확인해야 합니다.

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워크로드와 구성을 보려면 www.Intel.co.kr/PerformanceIndex를 참조하십시오. 결과는 다를 수 있습니다.

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Microsoft Office 365 워크플로로 측정한 결과입니다. 11세대 인텔® 코어™ v프로® i7-1185G7 프로세서와 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U 비교

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생산성 및 협업 워크플로로 측정한 결과입니다. 11세대 인텔® 코어™ v프로® i7-1185G7 프로세서와 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U 비교

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약 3배 빠른 속도: 802.11ax 2x2 160MHz는 IEEE 802.11 무선 표준 사양에 문서화된 표준 802.11ac 2x2 80MHz(867Mbps)보다 거의 3배(2.8배)나 빠른 2402Mbps 최대 이론 데이터 전송 속도를 지원하며 유사하게 구성된 802.11ax 무선 네트워크 라우터가 필요합니다.

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WPA3 Wi-Fi 보안 기능: Wi-Fi Alliance 산업 컨소시엄은 Wi-Fi 6 제품의 IEEE 802.11ax 표준 준수를 인증할 예정이며 최신 Wi-Fi 보안 기능을 보장하기 위해 WPA3 보안 인증을 필수 조건으로 요구합니다. WPA3 단순화 암호: WPA3는 동일성 동시 인증(SAE)을 사용하여 WPA2에서 사용되는 사전 공유 키(PSK) 교환 프로토콜을 대체합니다. SAE는 초기 키 교환을 더 안전하게 처리하고 순방향 보안을 사용하여 오프라인 암호 해독 공격에 대한 방어력을 강화하고 더 강력한 암호 기반 인증을 제공합니다. WPA3 향상된 보호: 추가 네트워크 보호는 802.11ax 네트워크에서 192비트 암호화 수준에 해당하며 WPA2에서 사용되는 128비트 AES 암호화보다 우수합니다.

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4배의 용량/확장성: 이 주장은 비슷한 크기의 802.11ax와 802.11ac 네트워크의 전체 네트워크 용량을 비교한 결과를 기반으로 합니다. IEEE 802.11-14/0165r1 802.11ax 개정판에서는 스테이션당 전력 효율성을 유지 또는 개선하는 한편, 고밀도 배포 시나리오에서 스테이션당 평균 처리량의 평균 4배 이상(MAC 데이터 서비스 액세스 포인트에서 측정)을 지원하는 1개 이상의 운영 모드에서 사용 가능한 IEEE 802.11 물리 계층(PHY)과 IEEE 802.11 MAC(Media Access Control) 계층에 모두 표준으로 적용되는 수정 사항을 정의합니다. 자세한 내용은 https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0165-01-0hew-802-11-hew-sg-proposed-par.docx에서 확인하십시오.

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75% 지연 시간 감소: 9개의 클라이언트 사용 시 OFDMA 사용/미사용 상태에서 측정한 802.11ax의 인텔 시뮬레이션 데이터(79%)를 기반으로 합니다. OFDM을 사용하지 않은 평균 지연 시간은 36ms이고, OFDMA를 사용한 평균 지연 시간은 7.6ms로 감소했습니다. 지연 시간을 개선하려면 802.11ax(Wi-Fi 6) 라우터와 모든 클라이언트가 OFDMA를 지원해야 합니다. 자세한 내용을 보려면, intel.co.kr/wifi6disclaimers를 참조하십시오.

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PC Mark 10 응용 프로그램 전체 점수로 11세대 인텔® 코어™ v프로® i7-1185G7 프로세서와 8세대 인텔® 코어™ v프로® i7-8650U 프로세서를 비교한 결과입니다.