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More manufacturers could be releasing ultrabooks later this year

The ultrabook may soon be receiving support from top manufacturers like HP, Dell and Lenovo

Sources close to DigiTimes are at it again, this time with supposedly insider information related to Intel ultrabooks.

According to the DigiTimes article, some of the world’s top notebook manufacturers are already planning to release ultrabooks before the end of the year, including HP, Acer, Asus, Dell and Lenovo. While we already knew that Acer and Asus are officially holding ultrabooks up their sleeves, having the likes of HP and Dell joining in on the ultrabook bandwagon would be a great boon for Intel.

Unfortunately, the aforementioned manufacturers may be facing low yield rates and thus low production volume of the new ultrabooks, says DigiTimes, which could be putting a dent on their plans. HP, for example, may be forced to delay their ultrabook to early 2012. Therefore, Asus could still be the first major manufacturer to release an ultrabook if it launches this September.

Intel officially coined the “ultrabook” moniker earlier this year at Computex 2011. The category is defined as notebooks under 0.8-inches thick, below $1000 and sporting Intel processors. The chipmaker may even be offering financial incentives for manufacturers who decide to release ultrabooks.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-07-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)