Asus might out several ultrabooks starting $799

Asus might be planning to release five or seven of Intel Ultrabooks with prices starting from $799
Pallab Jyotee Hazarika,

Intel’s Ultrabooks are said to be the next generation of Laptop computers which are thin, light and affordable. They are equipped with a fast processor with a fan less case design. Intel Ultrabooks are supposed to be mainly with the looks of a notebook and built with power of a full sized laptop.

Several companies are launching their models of Ultrabooks, among them ASUS is one major player in this field. ASUS UX21 Ultrabook, an 11.6inch, model is ready for launch and another model UX31 Ultrabook is under process. The Financial Times and DigiTimes have reported that Asus might not launch only two models, they are actually preparing to launch about five to seven models of Ultrabook this October. These models will range from $799 to $1999.

Though earlier Intel has announced the Ultra books to be below $1000 mark, but now it seems that it won’t be so. The computer makers have reported that the components are too expensive to meet the target, so they could not keep the price below $1000. Though they have managed to keep the entry-level Ultrabook models in the promised range.

Honestly speaking about the prices the Ultrabooks cannot be called as cheap for a laptop as well as netbook. A decent netbook comes in around $300 while a decent 15” notebook comes for a $500. So it will really be interesting to watch how Ultrabooks are going to capture the future market.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-08-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)