A you may know, Intel is getting ready to launch its Skylake platform. The first desktop chips are expected to be introduced at Gamescom within a week or two, this launch will consist of the Core i5-6600K and the Core i7-6700K. Both parts have an unlocked multiplier and are aimed at gamers and PC enthusiasts, they will be launched alongside motherboards with Intel's new Z170 chipset. Eight more mid-range and high-end processors are expected at a later date.
Now news hits the wire that the laptop versions of Skylake are scheduled for October. DigiTimes claims a total of 18 Skylake-based laptop processors are planned for the fourth quarter. The site notes the notebook supply chain is making preparations to start mass production of Skylake-based notebooks in September but adds many brand vendors are still suffering from inventory issues and are continuing to adjust their schedules for Skylake products to minimize the impact.
The notebook supply chain has already prepared to start mass-producing Skylake-based notebooks in September and Hewlett-Packard (HP) is currently ahead of others in the preparation, while most of the rest are still busy trying to clear up their inventories.
As for Windows 10, the sources are skeptical about the operating system's ability to give a major boost to notebook demand and the third quarter is unlikely to see a usual seasonal uptick in demand. These vendors are expected to see some recovery in the fourth quarter after clearing their inventory.
There's also confirmation that Skylake-based Chromebooks should arrive in October, as well as entry-level Celeron-based models sometime in the first quarter of 2016.