Ultrabook prices on the decline
Intel's introduction of the Ultrabook™ last year presented PC users with an alternative to the traditional laptop computer. Sleek and stylish, the devices quickly caught on because of their ability to pack the computing punch consumers are used to into a lightweight form factor.
However, one drawback of the Ultrabook has been the price. An Ultrabook, on average, will run somewhere around $1,000. For many computer users that may be out of their range, forcing them instead to purchase a more traditional device.
But those eager to experience firsthand all that Ultrabooks have to offer need not fret. With time, the price tags attached to the notebooks should drop, thanks to increased competition in the market and the release of next-generation models.
Several computer manufacturers have jumped into the Ultrabook market. This includes the top brand names in the industry. Over time, this may cause some to vary the prices of their offerings to differentiate themselves from the competition.
Also, Intel® is set to release its new Ivy Bridge platform some time this spring or early summer. When that happens, the second generation of Ultrabooks will surely follow, along with price cuts for the original devices.