HP And Dell Join Ultrabook Party

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.

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

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.

Source: DigiTimes