What is vPro™ and what does vPro™ mean?
If you are part of an IT or business environment, you may have heard of vPro™ technology. This is because vPro™ processors have wide-ranging commercial applications, and are found in a multitude of mobile and desktop devices. With vPro™ technology – designed and developed by Intel®, the renowned processor manufacturer – you can ensure that your IT department is able to keep up with data demands and help your business maintain a competitive technological edge in an ever-changing, constantly evolving business environment. For business computing environments, vPro™ technology is hard to beat.
The Intel® vPro™ family of processors offers:
- Enhanced Security in the form of multi-factor authentication, full disk encryption, and Remote Secure Erase
- Improved Performance thanks to battery life that is three times as great as a comparable five-year-old system, computing performance 2.5 times as great, and graphics performance that is 30 times greater
- Remote Management of Devices with Intel®'s Active Management Technology, which allows remote updating and repair of equipped devices
The vPro™ family of processors is designed to meet the needs of modern businesses, and is perfect for running Windows 10 Enterprise software.
Implementing vPro™ and vPro™ remote management
Implementing a vPro™ environment is simple. Start by equipping your team with vPro™-equipped devices and then have your IT department take over from there. Intel® vPro™ chipsets (including the Intel® i5 processor, i7 processor, and Xeon processor) are found in a wide range of computer platforms, both mobile and desktop, so adopting this technology is easy. Lenovo products available with Intel® vPro™ chips include:
- X Series
- T Series
- P Series
- P Series Workstations
- Yoga Series
All of these devices can be managed remotely through the use of Intel®'s Active Management Technology, a platform that allows for equipped devices to be diagnosed, updated, and repaired remotely from a centralized location. Implementing vPro™ remote management is easily accomplished by any IT department, as the manageability function is built in. Once set up, vPro™ remote management gives an IT department unparalleled freedom and control to manage distributed device networks.
vPro™ mobile processor specs
As there are a number of different Intel® vPro™ processors, specifications vary from one to another. Within the Intel® i5 processor family, clock speed ranges from 2.2-3.5 GHz, with overclocking possible up to 3.9GHz. On the i7 product line, clock speed ranges from 2.8-4.0 GHz, with overclock speeds up to 4.2 GHz. The i5 range has a 6MB cache while the i7 range offers an 8MB cache. Choose the processor (or processors) that best suit your needs (or those of your team).
To reiterate, there are a number of Intel® vPro™ processors. This includes mobile, desktop, and workstation applications. For a complete list of individual processors, reference the Intel® webpage below: