by CIO Staff

Intel Bolsters Business Desktops

Mar 08, 20062 mins
Computers and Peripherals

Intel executives say a number of new technologies within the company’s upcoming business desktops will help to increase its market presence and draw new users, CNET reports.

The new machines, dubbed Averill PCs, will debut during the second half of 2006, and they’ll be able to receive support from a remote technician should a hard drive failure or other hardware issue occur, Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group, told CNET.

During a speech at Intel’s Developer Forum, Gelsinger said the PCs will also include hardware support for virtualization software and improved processor performance over the company’s current dual-core desktops, CNET reports.

Rob Crooke, Intel’s vice president and general manager of its business client group, said its new dual core processor, Conroe, and the graphics technology and virtualization of the 965 chipset will provide for better performance in comparison with Intel’s old business PC technology, according to CNET.

The new PCs are “the biggest leap forward for us in end-user capabilities and capabilities for the IT manager that we’ve seen in five years,” Crooke told CNET.

According to Gelsinger, the new PCs will be ready for Microsoft Vista as soon as businesses are prepared to upgrade, CNET reports.

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