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Don’t expect ultrabooks to transform the PC market, says analyst

Don’t expect ultrabooks to transform the PC market, says analyst

The ultrabook is the latest fad being pushed by PC vendors. But these lightweight laptops are unlikely to lift the market this year, according to J.P Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz.

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How to Buy an Ultrabook

How to Buy an Ultrabook

Tablets? Toys. Netbooks? Nope. The Holy Grail of portable productivity is a no-compromise laptop with a full-sized, comfortable keyboard; easy-on-the-eyes display; all the performance and ports of a desktop replacement; the convenience of near-instant-on startup; and all-day battery life—all in a package so thin and light you’ll forget it’s in your briefcase.

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Living with an Ultrabook – life on the lighter side

Living with an Ultrabook – life on the lighter side

The Ultrabook can basically be described as a Mac Book Air for the non-Apple user. However, the form factor does take a bit of getting used to.

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Ultrabook shipments to reach 178m by 2016

Ultrabook shipments to reach 178m by 2016

Ultrabooks will grow at three times the rate of tablets over the next five years, according to Juniper Research, with shipments expected to reach 178 million by 2016.

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Ultrabook pricing cuts close to cost

Ultrabook pricing cuts close to cost

A 13-inch solid-state drive-equipped ultrabook has a bill-of-materials estimated at US$690. Tack on original equipment manufacturer (OEM) costs of $100 and overall marketing/distribution costs $150, and you have a total of $940 in costs, according to the report.

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Intel will not acheive its target with ultrabooks at current pricing

Intel will not acheive its target with ultrabooks at current pricing

The objective of Intel to make the computer industry usher in a new age of ultrabooks before the year ends is currently at a standstill because of the high pricing of the range which has been consistently deterring buyers.

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Ultrabook makers turn to new materials to cope with Apple

Ultrabook makers turn to new materials to cope with Apple

In particular companies are said to be substituting aluminum with materials like high-density fiberglass, or else using aluminum on the outside but plastic parts on the inside. The root of the capacity problem is said to lie with a combination of technology, temporary issues, and demand by Apple.

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Vendors pushing new material design for ultrabooks

Vendors pushing new material design for ultrabooks

PC vendors, facing limited capacity and price restrictions for unibody aluminum chassis, have chosen new materials such as high-density fiberglass, and designs such as aluminum chassis with plastic internal parts, for their ultrabook models, according to sources from PC vendors.

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