Wednesday, December 21st 2011

Acer Working on 15-inch Ultrabook PC

After seeing market success with 11-inch and 13-inch ultrabooks (ultra-compact notebooks), Acer began working on a new, larger 15-inch ultrabook, which it plans to sell at a price-point of US $699. According to sources, Pegatron is the upstream ODM behind this model. Acer's current ultrabooks are manufactured on contract by Wistron. The sales of ultrabooks are expected to reach 250,000-300,000 units by the end of this year. Pegatron's total notebook shipments to reach 18.99 million units by the end of this year, with an annual growth of 22%, which will make it the fourth largest ODM by volume.

Source: DigiTimes
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4 Comments on Acer Working on 15-inch Ultrabook PC

1600 x 900 res good, 1366 x 768 res bad. Ultrabooks are supposed to be better so we will see.
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Larger screen, lightweight, and far below the 1000$ mark. Great! (not really for those looking for ultraportability)

Hopefully it still comes with an SSD!
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it will last longer or just trend?
remember when netbook booming then it stuck like that.
ultra book just a normal laptop but the thick is squeezed, later any laptop will as thin as ultra book
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Someone please help me understand. Understand why these ultrabook's are "better" then the netbook's. Ultrabooks are very portable and fast but for $1000+ yikes! I'de never spend $1000+ on a computer for the sake of portability.
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