I calculated the average geekbench score for the skylake m3 version and it is still at a very low level. The 2012 Macbook Air with base i5 is a tiny bit faster. Not impressive. When you pay 1500€ one would expect at least the m5 or even m7 in the entry level machine and not the slower m3. I can see no other explanation than greed to explain Apples decision on this.