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.
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