Notebook manufacturers to increase Ultrabook production in Q4
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Almost all the notebooks ODMs are about to ramp up the production for their PC vendors by the fourth quarter, with Quanta Computers to begin volume production of HP’s Ultrabook models in November, according to some sources from the industry.
Some of the Sandy-Bridge based Ultrabooks will hit the market by the end of 2011, while most of the Ivy Bridge based models will hit the market by early 2012 according to vice president of Intel Mooly Eden.
Among all these vendors Acer might be the first and has already started delivering its Aspire S3 ultrabooks from its manufacturers, Wistron. Most of the models are already delivered to its dealers as sources have mentioned.
Even a few models of Asustek, which are considered to be outsourcing Pegatron Technology, are on its way by early October and the company will start distributing the devices to the distributors by the end of September as said by some source. The source also added that the shipments will be more than 100,000 units this September and will increase in October and beyond.
Toshiba is also all set for the production of its Portege Z830 Ultrabook line-up to Compal Electronics and Quanta Computers. They will be using Intel’s second generation Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.