Phoenix, the suppliers of most of the BIOS technologies we see computers using today, recently showed off a new ‘InstantBoot’ tech at the ongoing IDF. The new BIOS implementation allows PCs to blaze through the entire startup process in under a second — short times compared to the several it often takes to get to the Windows loading screen.
As the video shows, when installed on a computer with Windows 7 and a speedy solid state drive, users can go from turning on the computer to a ready-to-use Windows desktop in under ten seconds. At this point, startup is so quick that it lessens the need for sleep and hibernate modes; users simply won’t have to wait that long. It’s a much more elegant solution to the issue at hand than some of the quick-booting “instant-on” OS experiences that claim to boot instantly and then take 30 or 40 seconds to get to a web browser.