There will be a lot of confusion with Intel laptop models, even four CPU generations under one roof
We believe that most users cannot explain the difference between the 14th generation Intel Core models and those with the Core Ultra label. At the same time, the 14th generation Intel Core models are nothing more than a slightly modified version of the 13th generation, which will be codenamed Raptor Lake Refresh. In the near future, it will be a real rebus to figure out the real processor differences in Intel laptops.
At the same time, this series of processors will exist in the desktop PC version and will have the suffix “S” in the designation. Then there will be versions for high-performance gaming laptop models with the mark “HX” in the model name, and in addition there will be ultra-saving models for notebook computers from the so-called “U” series.
On the other hand, Core Ultra is a completely new series of Intel processors that will appear under the code name Meteor Lake. These processors will be produced using the more modern Intel 4 process. They are intended exclusively for mainstream and ultra thin and light notebook computers that will use the “H” series of processors, as well as some ultra economical models such as the U15 and U9 series.
The offer of Intel processors in 2025 will be a real brainteaser for users
The “U” series of models with low consumption will be divided into three parts. Processors with a consumption of 15 W will be presented as the next generation Meteor Lake U15 models, while they will continue to use Raptor Lake Refresh-U models at the same time.
The cheaper U9 series will be improved with a new Lunar Lake design and promoted to an ultra-efficient series and renamed Lunar Lake-M models.
Lunar Lake will use an even more advanced Intel 20A process and will focus on an improved architecture. The development of new processors, according to some earlier statements by the Intel company, after a long period is proceeding without any difficulties and expects their release according to the terms published in some earlier plans of this company.
All this information comes from verified Intel partners and has not been officially confirmed, so there is a possibility that the company Intel, according to the situation, will adjust and change the release plan of new processors in the future.
Basically, as things stand now, you will have to be well informed about the capabilities of the new Intel processors before you go shopping for a new laptop or play your luck, so what Intel gives you.