Some believe that Intel’s new Kaby Lake processors are not a significant upgrade. Don’t believe it. Kaby Lake is nothing less than an apology, and a do-over, for Intel’s woefully bug-ridden Skylake processors. It’s a family of chips that Intel never intended to make.
The problems with Skylake are well-documented. But to reiterate what I’ve told you so far—who knows, you may have missed it—Skylake was so buggy and so unreliable that it ruined the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 launch, and triggered a rift in the Intel/Microsoft relationship that extended in dramatic fashion to Microsoft refusing to fully support Skylake-based PCs on Windows 7/8.1.