Sales of PCs swelled to new highs in 2020. Researchers estimate shipments of around 300 million units worlwide, marking double-digit growth from the prior year.
It’s no surprise that the sudden shift to work-from-home and learn-from-home were major contributors to this surge. Also contributing to the high demand for PCs was the need for at-home entertainment, including PC gaming.
As part of the mainstream entertainment mix, PC gaming attracts a large and diverse community of gamers. According to researcher Statisa, the online PC gaming market is projected to reach more than $40 billion in 2022. Further, Intel’s own research reveals that user demand is trending toward more versatile gaming laptops—PCs that are also well suited to users many other needs including work, school, creative activities and more. These same users also want portability.
That’s why Intel and our OEM partners have collaborated to create a new PC category: Ultraportable gaming.
MSI Stealth 15M gaming PC: powered by 11th gen Intel Core H35-series
This new class of ultraportable laptops is tuned for gaming, yet it also serves as a great all-around PC for a range of users’ activities and needs. OEMs including MSI, ASUS and Acer are gearing up. They plan to release more than 40 gaming designs based on 11th Gen Intel Core H series processors in the first half of this year.
The 11th Gen Intel Core H series processor provides advanced features that would normally be found only in high-end desktop systems. That includes up to 5 GHz frequency; PCIe Gen 4.0 architecture for the fastest storage and support for the latest discrete graphics; and Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) for better online gaming, plus smooth video calls for users’ other activities.
This new class of ultraportable PCs delivers a delicate balance of impressive performance with elegantly thin and light designs. Discover a new kind of PC for a discerning group of customers.