Ultrabooks to abound in 2012
Organizers of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) believe up to 50 Ultrabook™ computers will be introduced at the annual trade show in Las Vegas in January, technology news provider PC Pro reports.
Though only a few Ultrabooks have seen the light of day so far, Shawn DuBravac, director of research at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which organizes the show, recently told the audience at a press event in London that the ultra-thin laptops will be among the most prevalent technologies at the trade show.
"We expect to see 30 to 50 new Ultrabooks launched at CES," DuBravac says, according to PC Pro.
The Ultrabook is a new take on the traditional laptop as conceived by microprocessor maker Intel®. Based on Intel technology, the PCs are extremely thin and lightweight, and many industry observers believe they will bridge the gap between tablet computers and laptops.
Intel, for its part, expects the Ultrabook to account for as much as 40 percent of consumer notebook sales in 2012, and CES could serve as a launch pad of sorts for this trend.