So I was doing some research. One of the reasons for waiting for kabylake is because it's more power efficient while providing good performance. I remember reading the TDP was 4.5W. However upon further research, that is for the Core M models. The i5 and i7 U models are powered at 15W TDP. So they consume the same amount of power as the cpu's in the non touchbar macbooks! That's great I hear you say, but surely the performance is much better? Well apparently not. According to Geekbench, we have plenty of kabylake i7-7500U benchmarks. Have a look here: https://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/search?dir=desc&page=5&q=7500U&sort=multicore_score Now by arranging them from high to low, and taking the Median Average, the score rounded comes to 4000 points on the single core, and 7800 on the multicore. We have only 1 benchmark for the skylake i7-6660U done on the new macbook pro, by hung solo on this forum. Have a look here: https://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/search?utf8=✓&q=6660U Rounded it's 4000 for the single core, 7900 for the multi core! 100 points more multicore than the kabylake (so basically the same). There are 2 things this kabylake cpu does beat the skylake. 1. The TDP down is 7.5W, while skylakes TDP down is 9.5W. Now to me, cutting 2W for similar performance is not worth it. 2. The skylake comes with Intel 540 GPU, while kabylake comes with Intel 620 GPU. Wait what!?!?! Just right now while typing this, I checked out the benchmarks of the 540 vs 620. And the 540 kicks the 620's ass! Check the pass mark results: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Intel+HD+620&id=3592 http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Intel+Iris+540&id=3366 Kabylake: 882 Skylake: 1365 That's an increase of 54.76% in score/performance for the skylake CPU! I thought this was a mistake, so I checked notebookcheck website for even more benchmarks. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Iris-Graphics-540.149939.0.html http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-620.172256.0.html And you can clearly see comparing the gaming benchmarks, the skylake 540 GPU produces better FPS on most settings than the kabylake 620 GPU. And this website clearly says these are the graphics chips on the kabylake, no ambiguity there. So from what it looks like. The only benefit of the kabylake is a mere 2W which is not tangible in real world application. Otherwise it looks like the CPU score is the same, but with a 54.76% more powerful GPU on the skylake! Now I know many people will complain there's 1 benchmark vs 227. But come on, this looks very promising for us. I definitely believe those with the non-touchbar macbook pro with the upgraded cpu, are gonna see more benefits than people with the i7 U kabylake line up. Lastly, anyone think I should become a reviewer lol.