My guess. The major manufacterers know that only a handful of their laptops will get the Athena certification. The rest will not have that "quality seal". So, overall, better to keep consumers in the dark
- Efficient cooling even if it is superthin and superlight. No CPU throttling or high temperatures (does Athena cover this?) - NVMe and Thunderbolt 3 x4 lane - Dedicated Touchpad Buttons (clickpads are a usability joke) - Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 with LE audio - Below 1 kg (up to 2.2 lbs) - 16 GB RAM for now - 16:10 display is bonus
I am sure Athena isn't inclusive of some of my *particular* criteria. Everyone has his preferences for operation. So nobody cares about that certification
Project Athena was supposed to usher in the next generation of Intel-powered Ultrabooks with Thunderbolt 3, super-long runtimes, and even thinner designs. But in reality, Athena is barely on anyone's radar as even OEMs seem to be avoiding the term in their advertisements.