Home > Hardware > Desktop PCS > Notebook Prices Trimmed 10pc As New Chip Range Arrives

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.

You may also like
Intel Muscles Into Gaming Graphics
Intel’s Thunderbolt 5 Will Double Bandwidth Of Thunderbolt 4
Chronic Chip Shortages Set To Get Worse
Intel To Make Silicon For Qualcomm, AWS
Intel CEO Says Chip Shortage Could Stretch Into 2023