Acer’s Leap Toward AI Laptops: The Impact of Intel Ultra Processors

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edited June 5 in AI

Computer processors (CPU) provide basic instructions that control a computer and digest many of the device’s commands. Just like the human brain, the CPU is one of the most crucial parts of a computer system as it provides the processing power computers need to work. If a processor is fast and kept updated, then the computer can complete tasks more quickly. 

What is Intel® Core™ Ultra? 

In December 2023, Intel introduced a new range of processors called Intel® Core™ Ultra, which form part of their 14th-generation Meteor Lake CPU series. This new range of processors indicates a higher performance power and is part of Intel’s premium brand for AI PCs. Compared to previous Intel Core processors, Core Ultra processors have a reduced power consumption of up to 25% but still offer high gaming performance power. 

What is an AI laptop? 

AI PCs are still relatively new, with computer companies still finding their feet in this rapidly developing industry. To be classified as an AI PC, laptops should have an Neural Processing Unit (NPU) with at least 10 TOPS of processing power. Intel stands at the forefront of AI PCs with Intel® Core™ Ultra, the first PC platform to include an integrated NPU that handles AI and machine learning tasks instead of sending them to the cloud. AI laptops and PCs include built-in virtual assistants ready to handle daily tasks like creating documents, taking meeting minutes, or drafting emails. These virtual assistants run directly on the PC and are trained with the user’s data rather than public data like generative AI models do. They are more useful to individual users as they offer a highly personalized service akin to a personal assistant.  

Why use Intel® Core™ Ultra for AI laptops? 

By now, many people will have dabbled with AI on their phones, laptops, or through using a Generative AI Chatbot. Intel® Core™ Ultra Processors take this to the next level by offering integrated AI possibilities that make computers AI-ready. The NPU uses AI to handle tasks instead of relying on the cloud, offering users a comprehensive AI experience. Delegating mundane or repetitive tasks to AI lets users focus on important issues and helps streamline their workload. For example, the text-to-image feature on imaging software uses short descriptions to create AI-generated pictures, removing the need to outsource or spend hours designing materials. 

Intel® Core™ Ultra portfolio 

The Intel® Core™ Ultra portfolio includes Core 3, 5, 7, and 9 processors. These processors feature 3D performance hybrid architecture and combine two core microarchitectures on one chip.

Launched in 2023, the Core Ultra 5 125 processor offers 14 cores and 18 threads. Although it is slightly less powerful than newer chips, it still provides a 4.5 GHz max turbo frequency. With 16 total cores, including performance, efficient, and low-power cores, the Core Ultra 7 165H chip enhances multi-threading performance by 11%. It also features 22 threads and is Intel’s second-most powerful processing chip. The Core Ultra 9 185H processor is Intel’s latest chip, offering 16 cores and 22 threads. 

Acer and Intel® Core™ Ultra 

Acer and Intel work together to provide the fastest and best laptops for AI. The following three devices include an Intel Ultra chip for ultimate performance and speed.

1. Predator Triton Neo 16

The Acer Predator Triton Neo 16 is a gaming laptop that offers unbeatable versatility for content creators, gamers, students, and eSports professionals. The device is also packed with Nvidia Studio AI software, an exclusive suite of creative tools that allow artists to bring their creations to life. Moreover, users can enjoy outstanding AI performance on a NVIDIA® GEFORCE RTX™ 40 series GPU. This AI laptop is great for gaming, creating, and productivity, allowing users to streamline their everyday tasks while enjoying enhanced speed.

2. Aspire Vero 16

The Acer Aspire Vero 16 is made with sustainability in mind. The Acer design team is committed to carbon neutrality and revolutionizing technology to create a device that oozes eco-conscious innovation. Aspire Vero 16 devices also include Intel® AI Boost features like Acer PurifiedView™, which uses AI to enhance the quality of video calls. This range of Acer laptops is suitable for eco-conscious users looking to enjoy the convenience of built-in AI.

3. Swift Go 14

The Acer Swift Go 14 is an AI laptop featuring the cutting-edge Intel® Core™ Ultra 9 Processor with a performance boost of up to 47%. The device is highly efficient and empowers users to work through demanding tasks effortlessly on up to 12.5 hours of battery life. It also combines Intel’s new AI engine, Intel® AI Boost, with Acer’s AI solutions for a more intuitive AI experience.

Conclusion 

AI laptops are becoming increasingly popular as computer companies explore the benefits of using AI-powered tools. These tools can take on simple but time-consuming tasks, allowing users to focus on more pressing issues and streamline their workload. Intel® Core™ Ultra processors include a built-in Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to implement AI tasks without sending them to the cloud. The processors offer high-performance potential while maximizing user efficiency, making it a great addition to laptop devices. With the help of Intel, Acer’s range of AI-powered laptops, the Predator Triton Neo 16, Aspire Vero 16, and Swift Go 14 offer unique benefits such as speedy gaming performance and sustainability combined with intuitive AI solutions.

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Jeni is a translator and writer based in Taiwan. She is passionate about business development and loves helping companies enter international markets. She is fluent in English, German, and Mandarin Chinese, and combines these with her industry experience to provide practical market entry solutions.

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