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Notebook Prices Trimmed 10pc As New Chip Range Arrives

Intel has begun delivering its next-generation Kaby Lake processors – aimed at up-market notebook-use – and will start shipping comparable desktop-use CPUs by the end of this year, according to sources from Taiwan PC makers quoted by Taipei-based Digitimes news service.

This has seen notebook vendors begin lowering prices for existing Sky Lake-based models, the sources told Digitimes, with prices of some gaming notebooks built on Sky Lake CPUs and Nvidia’s last-generation GPUs cut by 10 percent.

Volume shipments of desktop-use Kaby Lake CPUs will begin at the end of 2016 and new motherboards based on Z270 and H270 chips are expected to hit vendors’ shelves by year-end.

Intel is expected to roll out its 10nm notebook-use Cannon Lake and 14nm desktop-use Coffee Lake CPUs in the second half of 2017 and to bring out Ice Lake CPUs in 2018, Digitimes adds.

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