Intel CEO: Intel Broadwell Based PCs Will Hit Retail Shelves For Holidays

Intel Broadwell Chipset

Intel announced the next generation chips based on Broadwell 14nm architecture last year. However, the product launch got delayed and now Intel has provided a new target date. According to Intel CEO, next-generation Broadwell processors will ship in time to be used in personal computers sold during the holiday season but probably won’t be available for back-to-school shopping.

“I can guarantee for holiday, and not at the last second of holiday,” Krzanich said in an interview. “Back to school – that’s a tight one. Back to school you have to really have it on-shelf in July, August. That’s going to be tough.”

These upcoming devices will have more power and even better battery life than Haswell processors.

Source: Reuters

  • efjay

    Just killed any new Surface devices announced tomorrow, no point buying them when you’ll get better battery life and performance in a few months. Not to mention they’ll probably be overpriced as well.

    • cleverclogs

      And you wait a few months… and a few months after that there are new chips with even better battery…

    • Bugbog

      Don’t think so. Ivy was poor for mobile, supplying below average battery life. Haswell supplies just enough to be right. Unless Broadwell supplies Qualcomm level battery life without the heat? then it’ll just be another milestone for Intel.

  • DH Dog

    Exactly when i wanted to buy a tablet/pc!

  • whatup12

    and i am sure it will take intel 6 months after release date to roll out anyway…

  • fis

    Surface pro 3 will be the biggest victim of Intel’s delaying.
    Or sp3 will based on broadwell?

    • Habib Wakil

      Not if Microsoft does the usual announce months before deployment…;)

  • Joe_HTH

    Since Microsoft usually announces new Surface tablets in September and October, I think they should have waited for Broadwell, unless they have knowledge that Broadwell is not going to be available until early 2015.

    Personally, I want and even thinner and lighter Surface 3 running either a TegraK1 or a Snapdragon 805. However, it doesn’t look like there’s ever going to be one. It looks like they’re killing off the 10 inch ARM Surface. The Surface 2 is the best tablet they make.

  • RoadOfMajor

    Be careful of wording. Only the desktop variants of Broadwell will be available for PC by this year’s end. The mobile/laptop variants usually come out months after that, so tablets/laptops with Broadwell chips won’t be available until early 2015.