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Ultrabooks to drop as low as $499 in 2013 tips Acer

Ultrabooks to drop as low as $499 in 2013 tips Acer

Apparently, Acer Global President Jianren Weng said late last year that ultrabooks were expected to drop to as low as $499 in 2013. Ironically, Acer's Christoph Pohlmann from the firm's laptop team has previously stated that $799 for the Aspire S3 is priced too low for the company to actually make a profit. A price cut to $499 by next year seems to be a tall order.

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Win 8 touch-ultrabooks flirt with form-factors

Win 8 touch-ultrabooks flirt with form-factors

Apple may be coy on touchscreen MacBooks, but PC manufacturers are tipped to be gung-ho on touch-enabled Windows 8 ultrabooks, with a range of form-factors and designs expected later in 2012. Lenovo, Asus and Acer are all said to have finger-friendly models in the pipeline, DigiTimes reports, though limitations around hinge design have apparently forced some creative thinking in what each company's version will look like.

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Acer on the attack with $699 Ultrabooks in 2012

Acer on the attack with $699 Ultrabooks in 2012

Acer plans to go on the attack in 2012 with a strong push in four major product categories, whereas its strategy last year was mainly to defend its position in the market. The company's Chairman JT Wang announced the strategy shift during the company's Lunar New Year ceremony, revealing that it would aggressively introduce new ultrabooks, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

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Juniper Research says Ultrabooks to outpace tablets by 2016

Juniper Research says Ultrabooks to outpace tablets by 2016

Enjoy your iPads and Android tablets while you can, because by 2016 they may be yesterday's news. According to a new prediction from analyst group Juniper Research, tablets will fall out of favor and an emerging product line called ultrabooks will emerge. In the vein of Apple's Macbook Air, ultrabooks are sub-$1,000 laptops that are incredibly sleek and sexy and have a long battery life.

Acer CEO speaks of massive Ultrabooks shipments for 2012

Acer CEO speaks of massive Ultrabooks shipments for 2012

This month we've gotten quite a helping of awesome showings from Acer in the mobile category, but more important than that, so their CEO says, is Ultrabooks, and how many of them they'll be shipping inside 2012. Because of how well the manufacturer did with their first Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3, they plan on really rolling out the shipments and the subsequent sales of their newest and most fabulous tiny monster, the Aspire S5. This is that tiny sliver of an Ultrabook you saw the day before CES 2012 this year, the one we got hands-on time with (also shown in this post.)

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Next-gen Ultrabooks show awesome DirectX 11 gaming

Next-gen Ultrabooks show awesome DirectX 11 gaming

Intel expanded on its Ultrabook platform at its CES press conference, focusing on a better user experience. With a tacit promise for faster CPU performance, longer battery life and lower prices on the platform going forward, representatives were especially excited for the Turbo mode for CPUs. This allows for a boost in performance, and a not inconsiderable bump for gaming prowess as well.

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CES 2012 Is Go: Ultrabooks fast out of the blocks

CES 2012 Is Go: Ultrabooks fast out of the blocks

CES 2012 may not "officially" kick off until Tuesday January 10, but you'd never realize that looking at the flood of new products grabbing a pre-show chance at the limelight. CES Unveil yesterday and the packed timetable of press conferences today are already showing some themes, however, with ultrabooks and smart TV taking an early lead as the consumer electronics industry lays out its cards for 2012.

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Next generation of Ultrabooks can sport a touchscreen display and vocal control

Next generation of Ultrabooks can sport a touchscreen display and vocal control

There are 75+ designs of the Ultrabook already, and now Intel is working with manufacturers to present multiple hybrid/touch designs. From the demonstration, the touchscreens within the Intel were extremely fluid - and didn't skip a beat. We've all been waiting for manufacturers to incorporate touchscreen technology into their hardware, and the unveiling wasn't too surprising.

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