Notebook makers stuffed by Intel

IntelIntel’s decision to delay its latest microprocessors have put the notebook industry into a tizzy and many manufacturers still haven’t put designs for their 2016 machines into operation.

According to Digitimes, Intel has put the introduction of Skylake chips and Kaby Lake on the back burner and that means that the vendors are waiting to see what happens before they finalise their own roadmaps.

Normally the vendors and the original design manufacturers (ODMs) have finalised their plans for the coming year’s models by September but the report said that some are now delaying the designs until the end of October or even November this year.

Dell, apparently, won’t put in their requests for quotations for their enterprise notebooks until February next year, while consumer notebooks are being decided on in November.

2016 has been a troubled year for the notebook industry, with big stocks building up in the channel and demand slow, even given the launch of Microsoft Windows 10.