When Xavier was at the Intel Developer Forum yesterday he had a chance to see a cool new bit of tech from Phoenix Technologies that makes booting your computer faster. How fast is it? Well in case you miss it in the video below the bios boot screen is visible for about a second and Windows 7 is running within 13 seconds…from a cold boot.
The new technology takes the BIOS boot screen you normally see, which gives you system stats and a little logo, and replaces it with a 1 second boot process getting you to work faster. The demo is running on a Lenovo T400s laptop and a tweaked installation of Windows 7, but it is still a very impressive startup time. All this speed makes me wonder what role “Instant On” software like Hyperspace will play when you can get to Windows 7 in less than 15 seconds.
The new technology works thanks to a UEFI-based BIOS known as SecureCore Tiano which manufacturers will be able to use in their upcoming laptops.
Sure this isn’t a wirelessly charging netbook, a massive breakthrough in battery technology or something similar but it is cool technology that is ready to address one of the biggest complaints mobile users have; slow startup times.
The only thing I can’t figure out is how I’m going to be able to hit F2 for BIOS options in a 1 second window!