Ultrabooks to replace netbooks and target Apple?
My copy of PC Advisor dropped though the mailbox on Saturday, and one thing that did catch my eye was an article on 'Ultrabooks'.
Ultrabooks are the new form factor utilising new hardware that Intel is hoping will revive flagging netbook sales which have taken a large knock since tablet computers suddenly arrived on the scene catching them unawares. They are thinner, more powerful and slightly larger than netbooks, with another important difference. The price. They are expected to retail at around the £500 mark. However they do see to have the MacBook Air in their sights and as they have SSD drives and are powered with a battery providing up to 7hrs life, it may prove a cheaper alternative. Will the advent of tablets and now ultrabooks signal the death of the netbook I wonder?
You can see a video of a introduction of the first ultrabook by Asus on PC Advisors web site here: COMPUTEX: Intel introduces Ultrabook design - Videos (news) - PC Advisor