Ultrabooks are the future of portable computing. At least that’s what Intel would have us believe, as it is the driving force behind this new form factor, and now HP and Dell are set to join the party.
We have already seen Ultrabook offerings from Toshiba, Acer (below), Lenovo and Asus and the other two big hitters in the PC market, Dell and HP will join the party but not until late this year or early next year.
According to DigiTimes, HP will be first out of the blocks with a laptop manufactured by the Taiwan-based Quanta Computers while Dell has commissioned Wistron to design a sleek 14in Ultrabook set to be unveiled at CES in Las Vegas next January.
While HP and Dell may be late to the table with Ultrabooks, both should be able to take advantage of Intel’s Ivy Bridge CPU platform which promises better power management combined with similar processing grunt seen in the current crop of less power-efficient, Sandy Bridge chips.
We expect that CES to be dominated by these sleek ultraportables and with at least major six manufacturers bringing Ultrabooks to market in the next few months, it could become one of the most competitive areas in computing which should lead to better value for us consumers.