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You’re guaranteed to find a good notebook – thanks to Intel Evo






Anyone looking for a new notebook is faced with a vast variety of models. Here we reveal which features you should pay attention to and how the Intel Evo certification can help you.

Good news for everyone looking for a new notebook: With “Evo”, Intel has created a certification for guaranteed performance and quality features. With laptops bearing the Intel Evo logo, you can be sure that it is a premium device that meets the requirements of the vast majority of professional and personal applications.

Powerful 11th generation Intel CPU

It starts with the CPU: Evo-certified laptops always contain Core i5 or Core i7 processors of the current 11th generation. They are strong enough for all common tasks – from online shopping and banking to video meetings and complex presentations. And thanks to the improved, integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics unit, you can use it to edit images and cut videos without delay. Of course, no Hollywood productions with special effects. But smaller video projects are possible without any problems. And even with leisure activities, Intel CPUs of the 11th generation do not run out of breath. Effortlessly and smoothly, you can use it to stream films from the well-known streaming providers and you can also play one or the other casual game. And of course the new Windows 11 runs on it too.

Notebooks with the Intel Evo logo always have a Core i5 or Core i7 processor of the current 11th generation.

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Notebooks with the Intel Evo logo always have a Core i5 or Core i7 processor of the current 11th generation.

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At least nine hours of battery life

The next important point is the battery life: In general, when buying a notebook, you should make sure that the manufacturer’s information on the battery life is ideally twice as long as you actually need. Because the information always relates to a specific usage scenario under optimal conditions. If you call for more performance or, for example, turn up the display brightness outside, you will usually end up below the manufacturer’s specification. Laptops with Intel Evo certification offer at least 9 hours of battery life in full HD operation under optimal conditions: Practical for everyone who commutes by train every day or for school or university. In other words, for all situations in which there is no power socket nearby for a long time – and also for chronic “power supply forgetfuls”.

Fast charging function always included

It is, of course, ideal if you have a socket available in between when you are out and about. All the more frustrating when the battery then takes hours to recharge. But that is a thing of the past with modern notebooks, because they now often offer a quick charge function. You can be absolutely sure with Intel-Evo-certified laptops. These can be refueled in a maximum of 30 minutes for four hours, for example in a café while you relax with cappuccino and pastries.

WiFi 6: The latest in WiFi technology

Current routers can transmit data at over three gigabits per second using the WiFi 6 standard. Unfortunately, this will not do you any good if your notebook can only cope with older and slower WLAN standards. If you make sure that a new notebook bears the Intel Evo logo, it is guaranteed to be WiFi 6 capable. This means that you are always connected at the maximum speed that your WLAN at home or the hotspot offers on the move.

Current routers support the WiFi 6 standard: you can enjoy its advantages with an Intel Evo-certified notebook.

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Current routers support the WiFi 6 standard: you can enjoy its advantages with an Intel Evo-certified notebook.

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Quick start: wake up in under a second

Does your notebook take forever to wake up from standby? Even if it should only be 10 seconds, it is annoying and tempts to send it to sleep as rarely as possible. As a result, however, it consumes electricity unnecessarily. Notebooks with the Intel Evo logo wake up in under a second. So it is there almost immediately when you need it.

The effect is that you will close your notebook more often, even if you do not need it for a short time, and this will result in a significantly longer battery life. And if the notebook also offers face recognition with Windows Hello, it is unlocked as soon as it is opened.

Connect the monitor and peripherals with just one cable

Too many cables on the laptop are annoying. The future therefore clearly belongs to Thunderbolt. Here you only need a single cable, which then connects several devices connected one behind the other at once. For example, an external monitor to which a mouse, keyboard and external hard drive are connected. And it can transfer data via Thunderbolt at up to 40 GBit / s, ideally 5 GB per second. Notebooks with Intel Evo certification always offer one or even several Thunderbolt ports – in the latest version 4.0. This means that you are optimally equipped now and in the future.

Laptops with the Intel Evo logo offer a Thunderbolt 4 port.

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Laptops with the Intel Evo logo offer a Thunderbolt 4 port.

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Conclusion: Intel Evo makes buying a notebook child’s play

As you can see, when you buy a notebook you only have to look for the Intel Evo logo and you can be sure of receiving a high-performance device that is state-of-the-art and well-equipped for the future – Windows -11 compatibility included.

Examples: Notebooks with Intel Evo certification

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7

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The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 shows that a notebook with premium features doesn’t have to be expensive. For currently only 649 euros you can get


the model 82a300cnge

with Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD. The price includes 2 years of Lenovo Premium Care Service with on-site repairs and a stylish protective cover.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

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The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 has an OLED touch display with 13.3 or 15.6 inches that can be rotated 360 degrees. You can get it in several variants, for example


the model NP950QDB-KC3DE

with 15.6-inch display, Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD from 1099 euros or


the model NP950QDB-KC2DE

with Core i7, 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD for 1559 euros.

Acer Swift 5

Acer Swift 5

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The Acer Swift 5 with 14-inch touch display is available in different versions from around 939 euros. At the stated price are


on model SF514-55T-546P

a Core i5, 8 GB RAM and an SSD with a generous 1 TB storage space on board.

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