Featured Articles

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 31 October 2011 10:27

Initial ultrabook sales fall short of targets

Written by



Acer and Asus miss the mark


The first ultrabooks went on sale a couple of weeks ago and even this early in the game it seems Intel’s new fad seems to be in trouble.

According to Digitimes, both Acer and Asus have missed their shipment targets. It appears both companies will manage to ship about 100,000 units each, well below their 200,000 – 300,000 targets. It appears consumers are simply unwilling dish out $1,000+ for the new toys, some of which are even pricier than similar MacBook Air models.

Acer and Asus did not ramp up their orders yet and it seems poor demand is undermining the entire concept. By the end of Q1 2012, ultrabooks are expected to make up about 10 percent of the market and their share should continue to climb towards the end of the year, as Ivy Bridge processors and Windows 8 enter the fray.

More here.


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments