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
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
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.