In a bid to woo professionals to its ecosystem, Intel has released a bunch of Creator PCs at Computex. The machines, which are built in co-operation with Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and others, focus on providing adaptability and design goods to professionals.
While Intel is still shy on details (much like its 28-core processor which is barely a prototype), the new machines include mid-tower desktops from ASUS, MSI and Corsair.
Intel Creator PCs, via Engadget
The Asus MiniPC ProArt PA90 comes with a cylindrical design and a choice of Nvidia’s Quadro GPUs. Details are less known about the other machines, but they are all expected to feature one of Intel’s latest Core i7 and Core i9 processors, one of the latest Optane storage solutions, as well as fast connectivity thanks to Thunderbolt 3.
Other machines in the line include already-announced HP Spectre x360, Dell XPS 2-in-1 and MSI’s GS65 Stealth Thin. Another example of such a system is the new Lenovo Yoga Book, which comes with two display panels in contrast to last year, when it came with an adaptable keyboard/touchpad + graphical tablet.
Intel is further branching out to accessories, with a new touchscreen monitor which will compete with high-end graphical tablets to provide a responsiveness of 400 fps vs the normal 150 fps.
The Creator PCs aren’t likely going to be as much of a focus as Ultrabooks were at their launch, but they will be a good pre-configured option for people who want to spare themselves the hassle of going through each individual part of their builds themselves.