Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-H laptops are supposed to be announced on the 2nd of April, but the specs have already been leaked. We know that most of these chips are overclocked variants of the existing 9th Gen parts, other than that one octa-core i7. The only missing part of the puzzle was the pricing, and now we have that too. Newegg has already put up the listings of Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-H laptops and to be blunt, the prices are downright ridiculous, especially in light of the recent Renoir launch.
The cheapest Core i7-10750H laptop costs an eye-watering $1,499, and on top of that lacks a dedicated graphics card. In comparison, AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800H powered notebooks just over $1,000 and pack discrete GPU as well.
You can get certain models for even less than a thousand bucks while the lower-end 4600H parts cost in the $700 to $900 range.
Intel’s Core i7-10750H powered notebooks, on the other hand, cost well over $2K when paired with a capable GPU and fast RAM. To say that this makes it hard to recommend Team Blue’s new laptops would be an understatement. If Intel wants its next-gen gaming laptops to actually offer proper competition to the rival Renoir offerings, they need to be priced well below the $1,500 mark. Otherwise, they are going to be dead-on-arrival.