In Januari this year, Intel unveiled the Kaby Lake-G chip. Integrating for the first time, an Intel laptop chip with a AMD Vega RX-series gpu. After five months, no manufacturer apart from Intel and the usual suspects Dell and HP, has even announced let alone delivered a Kaby Lake-G product.
In this article, Notebookcheck.net mentions they spoke to several reliable sources in the manufacturing business and they all suggested the same reason. Their fingers pointed to the recently launched nVidia GeForce Partner Program, which was perceived by gamers and manufacturers alike as anti-competitive. This, together with the fact that both Dell and HP kept their distance from nVidia’s GPP, does point to nVidia as a likely reason for keeping Kaby Lake-G from the hands of performance hungry consumers.