THE END OF BROADWELL'S DELAYS MARKS THE START OF A GREAT TIME FOR LAPTOP BUYERS
There’s a stat that Intel is reciting regularly here at CES, which speaks to the company’s goals: 600 million PCs around the world haven’t been upgraded in the past four years. What we have on our hands is a significant reserve of pent-up demand, and what’s needed to unlock it are compelling new devices. The twin factors of Broadwell’s absence and AMD’s continuing struggle to offer anything more than a budget CPU alternative to Intel have collectively made the laptop category feel stale and unexciting. It may not have been intentional, but Intel built up its own demand, and now it’s about to capitalize on it in a big way by finally delivering the silicon to make significantly better machines possible.
BIGGER CHROMEBOOKS AND SMALLER MACBOOKS WILL FILL LONGSTANDING DEMAND
Whether it’s Intel’s chips, Apple’s design chops, or the continuing refinement of Windows machines, you’ll have more reasons to consider buying a new laptop in 2015 than in the previous three years combined. It’s a good time to be in this market, that’s for sure.