Saturday, November 26, 2011

MC2 Post 1114 Why Netbooks AND Tablets Should Become Real Cheap Real SOON

The Scramble To Keep a Viable Market Between the Desktops 
and the Smart Phones


2012: Year of the Ultrabook

What is an Ultrabook? According to Intel, who trademarked the term, the Ultrabook is a laptop that:

    is less than 20mm (0.8 inches) thick
    has no optical drive
    uses a solid-state drive (SSD) for all storage
    uses a Core i5, i7 processor
    weighs less than 1.4 kg (3.1 lbs.)
    yields 5 - 8+ hours of battery life
    priced around $1,000

PC laptop makers realize they must do something to kickstart the Ultrabook category, and it is reported that at least 50 different models will debut at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in January. 

 It sounds like the Ultrabook will be the big thing at the CES in 2012, compared to netbooks and tablets in recent years.

It is good that so many companies are looking to produce Ultrabooks, as that will drive prices down. While

Ultrabook makers may have a hard time competing with Apple currently, if prices drop enough next year that will surely change. Intel is predicting 40 percent of all laptops sold will be Ultrabooks by the end of 2012.


A vintage Super 8 Video by The Lopez Brothers has been found.

Snapshot of Robert and Ernie's "Kung Fu".

Thanks Louie.




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