Only available, the future ofultrabooks continues to raise questions in front of the reception ofthe public ahead mixed. Digitimes says, and the first twomanufacturers to have launched this new segment, Acer and Asus, havealready revised their forecasts downward. So far, the two brands hadrun between 200,000 and 300,000 ultrabooks before the end of theyear. Now they expect to, at most, 100 000 units!
Nothing too surprising after allbecause if ultrabooks have a design and a very attractive space,tariffs have something cool that many users prefer to turn toultra-portable more "classic" for a similar budget . Ofcourse, the weight is often higher, as the thickness and look lesslikely, but these models embark components more efficient whileenjoying autonomy similar to that offered by ultrabooks (or evenhigher for some models). Another advantage for ultra-portable,connector and to a lesser extent, better scalability.
Should we all already announced thefailure of ultrabooks? No, because there is demand for this type ofproduct, evidenced by the success of the MacBook Air for severalmonths. Relaxing the conditions imposed by Intel would probablyreverse the trend. As for manufacturers to compete peacefully withlaptops of the company to Apple (which serve as a yardstick in thissegment), they must also revise their copy. Perhaps by offering morecompetitive rates and / or characteristics equivalent or evensuperior. The lack of backlit keyboard on the Acer or Asus ultrabooksexample is one of the criticisms I hear most often. A detail apriori, which may still be many users look to the "Made inultrabooks Apple."