Saturday, December 1st, 2012...12:03 am
Ultrabook sales off to a sluggish start
Intel’s latest vision in the laptop space, called ultrabooks , are basically a thin and light laptop which weighs less than 3 pounds and measures less than 0.8 inches thick. Intel also specifies premium components including solid state disks and the latest Intel chips.
Intel envisioned ultrabooks coming in at less than $1000 (USD) but that target has been hard to hit with components available today. DigiTimes reports that the first two companies to ship ultrabooks are only expected to move about 100,000 units by the end of the year. That’s despite initial plans to ship two to three times as many.
Acer and Asus have already begun selling ultrabooks including the Acer Aspire S3 and the Asus ZenBook UX21 and UX31. Prices range from $899 for the entry-level Acer model to $1449 for the top-of-the-line ZenBook UX31 from Asus.