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Intel promises 75 new ultrabook designs
Prices starting at $699
Intel is telling the world+dog that 75 new ultrabook models are on the way and they will include new form factors and lower price tags.
The company hopes to see the first $699 ultrabooks in time for the back to school shopping season, and hybrid designs are on drawings boards as well. Intel’s cunning plan is to put more pressure on tablets with convertible touchscreen devices and lower prices.
Over the last three quarters vendors churned out 21 ultrabook designs, but Intel says many more are on the way. Intel recently launched a massive ultrabook marketing campaign. Coupled with lower prices and Windows 8, ultrabooks could go mainstream in a few quarters.