Online retailer leaks Asus GL553VE, GL753VE, FX502VM, and GL702VM gaming notebooks with i7-7700HQ CPUs
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The first wave of Kaby Lake systems are already on store shelves, but the range of SKUs are so limited that only certain ULV models have been available for notebook use. Even the recently announced MacBook Pro 13 and its revolutionary Touch Bar feature must use Intel's last generation of processors due to the limited performance of currently available Kaby Lake processors. "Proper" Kaby Lake SKUs of higher TDP limits and thus higher raw performance are not expected to land until early 2017.
The first notebook systems to utilize the new HQ-series of Kaby Lake processors will likely be gaming notebooks according to the latest leaks from the online retailer execute.be. The website has already listed product pages for four Asus gaming notebooks including those from the ROG series. Core specifications are mostly unknown for now, but we can expect each of these notebooks to ship with the yet to be announced Core i7-7700HQ CPU and even the GTX 1050 Ti in some cases. The supposed GL553VE, GL753VE, FX502VM, and GL702VM Kaby Lake will likely be successors to the current GL552, GL752, FX502VM, and GL702VM Skylake SKUs.
Formal announcements on more Kaby Lake gaming notebooks will likely be a major focus from gaming manufacturers at next year's CES 2017.