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Intel Ready Mode Lets Desktops Sync While Sleeping

21
Mar
2014

Whether for work, convenience or simple laziness, many people leave their desktop computers running during the day so they can always be synched with the Internet. The mode, which can be enabled with the right software on any Intel desktop, laptop or all-in-one with a Haswell or Broadwell processor, lets the computer enter a standby mode that reduces its power consumption to as little as 7 or 8 watts while still syncing files or streaming media on the network. Unlike Windows’s Connected Standby mode, which lets your PC perform some background tasks while sleeping, Ready Mode allows the the computer to respond to a broader range of remote commands.

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