Broader Availability Of Ultrathin 2-in-1 Windows Devices Based On Upcoming Intel Core M CPU Delayed To 2015

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Intel announced the next generation chips based on Broadwell 14nm architecture last year. However, the product launch got delayed and it was expected to be available in the personal computers sold during the holiday season. Seems like there will be more delay as CNet today reported that broader OEM availability of the next gen Intel mobile CPUs are expected only in 2015.

“We expect the initial Broadwell-based devices, including fanless 2-in-1s built on the Core M processor, will be on shelves by the end of this year with more products and broader OEM availability in 2015,”

Intel Core M processor reference design

At COMPUTEX, Intel revealed more information about their next gen Core product codenamed Broadwell. To demonstrate it, Intel revealed the world’s first 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design from Intel is a 12.5 inch screen that is 7.2mm thin with keyboard detached and weighs 670 grams. The majority of designs based on this new chip are expected to be fanless and deliver both a lightning-fast tablet and a razor-thin laptop.

If you had any plans to delay the purchase of your device for Broadwell based devices, so may have to reconsider it. For example, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 based on Intel Haswell is going on sale tomorrow. You can pre-order it from Microsoft Store today.



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  • Joe_HTH

    Now you know why Microsoft went ahead with Surface Pro 3.

    • eric

      yep, I wonder if MSFT had any influence on the delay, otherwise, they anticipated it.

      • Bugbog

        I think (probably since 2010) that Microsoft has decided not to factor Intel’s release schedule into any of its release decisions, which I think is great!

  • Wieland

    Meh. It will be the same lame standard stuff as usual anyway. Generic Dell/Acer/Asus crap incoming. They just dont care about the platform(s).

    • Joe_HTH

      The problem is none of their Android and Chrome stuff is any better. The OEMs are crap. They are to blame for their low profit margins. They are to blame for loading up their devices with crapware. They are to blame for the generic, low grade crap that flood the market with. Yet they have the audacity to claim Microsoft is stabbing them in the back with Surface.

      • Wieland

        In f***ing deed.

        • WPhan

          To their defense Windows 8 has not helped, look at previous Surface gen. sales… pretty disappointing too :(

  • Bugbog

    Annnnnd yet again waiting for Intel. I’m just grateful that we don’t now have to wait for Intel!

  • that_guy

    Well if that’s the case I’ll wait for the Surface pro 4. It’ll be even thinner and hopefully have better battery life.

    • NGM123

      Then there will be 5 and 6. Just buy it now, superb product.

      • LexicoRed

        Yes but Intel’s next generation 14 nanometer chips are right around the corner and they are worth the wait.