Intel is planning to push its 14nm Broadwell processors, which will be released by the end of 2014, into three major notebook segments: entry-level non-touchscreen traditional notebooks sized 10.1- to 17.3-inch and priced between US$199-599; 2-in-1 devices priced between US$349-999; and 14- to 17-inch performance-level notebooks priced above US$1,500, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Notebook brand vendors have also started clearing their Haswell-based notebook inventories recently.
Intel’s Core M processors codenamed Broadwell Y already entered mass shipments in September and have been widely adopted in 2-in-1 devices from vendors such as Lenovo and Asustek Computer looking to attract demand for the year-end holidays. Intel’s Broadwell U series will enter mass production in January 2015 and begin mass shipments by the end of the first quarter 2015. The high-end Broadwell H series will become available in the third quarter of 2015.
Following Broadwell, Intel will release its next-generation 14nm Skylake series and the processors will enter mass production in the third quarter of 2015 at the earliest. After Skylake, Intel will release the 10nm Skymont.