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.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.
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.