Does Intel AMT provide any value to non-business users, and should home users enable it?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by PerfectFormNowOn, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. PerfectFormNowOn

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    I've always preferred using business-class notebooks for personal use, and I saw an option on a Dell Latitude to enable or disable Intel AMT. As far as I can tell it mainly provides a way to remotely access a computer where AMT is enabled. Is this something a home user could ever use?

    Another thing which is confusing on Dell's website is it implies disabling AMT also disables vPro which doesn't make any sense to me since vPro is a marketing term for a bunch of Intel technology people absolutely want to use like hyperthreading, turbo boost, virtual extensions, and trusted execution technology.

    I don't care about saving $20 on a $1500+ laptop, but I'm not comfortable with needing to have a remote access tool enabled if I'm not going to be able to use it (even if I can use, I'm not sure I really want it).

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