Notebooks Laptops - Published on Monday, 09 April 2012 15:15 Written by Jacob Hugosson
Intel doesn't talk much else than ultrabooks, and is spending a lot more money on marketing this concept than any other previous concept, but it is not just computers defined as Ultrabooks that gain from this, since all everything is expected to get thinner this year.
Intel has started to allow manufacturers to design Ultrabooks with 14" and 15" screens. Among consumers that were not interested in Ultrabooks the reason among 78 percent was the small screens. Intel is even expected to allow for 17" screens in the future when there is lighter and more durable material available at decent prices.
Larger screens will have a positive effects on the entire industry, including computers that aren't really Ultrabooks. The technology and tools needed to make cases thinner is used to a much higher degree than before and the increased quantities will drive down production costs. The most common screens size is 15.6" among notebooks in stores today and these are expected to get thinner this year. The majority will not be Ultrabooks, but will only be marginally thicker.
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 is a 15" "Ultrabook"
This matches a study that says that all computers will look like Ultrabooks in 2016. and the development is starting this year. Among actors that will make slimmer notebooks we find Acer, ASUS, HP and Lenovo, which are expected to use reinforced fiber glass cases and hybrid harddrives to a large degree.