We already know that, having failed to set the world alight with its tablets, Acer is keen to talk up alternatives, most notably Intel's Ultrabook platform. So it comes as little surprise that the PC maker is saying it's going to sell a lot of them this year. Specifically, it reckons at least a quarter and perhaps more than a …
Here we are on the edge of recession and what do the pc makers do ?
They roll out a new form factor that costs at least twice as much as their current offering with little or no improovement for the majority of users.
Only those who need a laptop that has mega fast disk access will notice anything, as to the form factor itself, only for a very limited time is the thing actually being carried anywhere so again over priced for what it is.
I would much rather buy a current laptop and a tablet for the price of one of these things as I would have all the bases covered.
Mine gets carried round a *lot*. Maybe if you had a smaller lighter computer yours would too?
Shipments are not the same as sales
I would rather have an infrabook - thick and heavy enough to be durable. Cheap enough that losing or breaking it is not a distaster.
I wouldn't trust Acer to make a stable ultrabook when even their netbooks turn into bricks from overheating...
Acer must only be selling three laptops a week if Ultrabooks = 35% of their sales.
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