Lenovo expects to double its Ultrabook shipment by 2015
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As per Taipeitimes, Justine Lang, Lenovo's Taiwan branch General Manager has said that by 2015 Lenovo's Ultrabook shipments should touch the 60 million mark around the globe. This forecast clearly doubles the company's initial estimate, as Liang confessed to reporters after the launch of two Ultrabooks, just the day before.
He also added:
"Ultralight and ultrathin notebooks are becoming the mainstream in the global notebook market."
Lenovo is already Taiwan's third-largest PC vendors by market share and it is the world's second biggest PC vendor in terms of manufacturing. As revealed by Liang, Lenovo expects a 20 percent rise in its PC sales in Taiwan by the third quarter. Liang has stated that the launch of Intel Corp's 3rd generation Core i processors, along-with Microsoft's offer of an upgrade to Windows 8, for those purchasing Windows 7 PC now will strongly boost Lenovo's sales. Considering such an offer from Microsoft, sales certainly seem to be in for a hike.
Yesterday Lenovo released two of its Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks: the IdeaPad U310 and the IdeaPad U410. The 13.3-inch U310 measures 0.7 inches in thickness and weighs 3.7 pounds, and the 14-inch U410 weighs 4.2 pounds and is 0.8 inches in thickness. The U310 and the U410 are priced at $749 and $799 respectively. Both are claimed by Lenovo to be 40% faster than their rivals in terms of boot time.
Liang also states:
"We are more confident this time because Intel will push its Ivy Bridge processors as well as Ultrabooks very hard, and that will create a big momentum in the market."
Liang is confident about user response and faster sales post Windows 8's debut. Last week at Computex, Intel Vice President Tom Kilroy had said that more than 35 ultrabooks were expected to be available within 30 days and more than 110 models are slated for next year.
Windows 8, with its debut will drive PC vendors all over with innovations greatly evolving the notebook scenario, and along with the next generation of Ivy Bridge processors we are confident of an experience like never before.