AMD planning Ultrabook-like notebooks
Even as Intel's new Ultrabook™ computers are just beginning to hit the shelves, fellow chipmaker AMD is reportedly planning its own line of super-slim, ultra-portable notebooks, according to technology news provider Fudzilla.
AMD executive Brian Slattery says the company is discussing plans to release such a product, and talks with one partner are already "particularly advanced," according to the news source.
Fudzilla speculates that AMD may attempt to undercut Intel® in the ultra-slim notebook market. Though Ultrabook computers are anticipated to be a near-instant hit, some expect their high price points to be a barrier for some people looking to make computer upgrades.
AMD may push some of its lower-end accelerated processing units to get its own Ultrabook-like notebook prices underneath those of Intel. However, the news provider notes that AMD may have to sacrifice some performance to achieve this.
Anywhere between 30 and 50 Ultrabook computers are expected to debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. Fudzilla reports that the first AMD-based ultra-thin notebook could make an appearance at CES as well.