Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Current-Generation Ultrabook Prices To Drop Further by 30% in March-April

A little earlier this month, it was reported that major notebook vendors are planning price-cuts of their current-generation Ultrabooks, to clear inventories and pave the way for next-generation Ivy Bridge-based ones that stick to a more well-defined specification; the price-cuts previously mentioned were in the range of 20-25%. The range is looking more like 20-30% according to the latest DigiTimes report.

Major notebook vendors seem to be in a hurry to make the market digest inventories of current-generation Ultrabooks that are based on anything from ULV "Sandy Bridge" Core processors, to low-power Celeron and Pentium chips, some even AMD Brazos. In addition to Ultrabooks, conventional notebooks based on Sandy Bridge Core processors, and client desktops also stand to face price-cuts.

Source: DigiTimes
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9 Comments on Current-Generation Ultrabook Prices To Drop Further by 30% in March-April

#1
qwerty_lesh
Maybe my experience has been hindered by local retail but why don't I believe this? :ohwell:

It makes sense, samsung already had that ivy bridge ultrabook product page blunder, so the mobile processors are probably closer to release then we are lead to believe.

It still seems drastic to cut prices up to 30 percent for them. No doubt B&M retail will not really see any difference at all thanks to middle man greed. :shadedshu
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de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
for ivy bridge? you mean then atom prices will go down. still worthless compared to an A6 counterpart.
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Fourstaff
by: de.das.dude
for ivy bridge? you mean then atom prices will go down. still worthless compared to an A6 counterpart.
Atom netbooks are already close to its cost, its not going to fall further.
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#4
xaira
donde esta Brazos ultrabook?
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Fourstaff
by: xaira
donde esta Brazos ultrabook?
Brazos powered portable devices which are slim will not be called ultrabooks :slap:
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#6
xaira
i know, but the public will still call everything mac book air eske ultrabooks as you know...stupid intel patenting ultrabook...it would be so much better if it was a product category like netbook..i think amd will just call theirs ultrathin...or thin and light...read it somewhere but cant remember
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#7
mastrdrver
Even after 30% off I'd rather have a 18mm Trinity laptop then any Ultrabook.
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#8
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: de.das.dude
for ivy bridge? you mean then atom prices will go down. still worthless compared to an A6 counterpart.
by: Fourstaff
Atom netbooks are already close to its cost, its not going to fall further.
This has nothing to do with Atom computers, most Ultrabooks have Core i5/7s based on Sandy Bridge, those are the processors we are talking about here.
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#9
sergionography
interesting, then considering amd will be joining the ultrabook club we might see competitive prices even in the new ultrabooks/ultrathins
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