July 6th, 2012

Does This New Apple Patent Put PC OEMs in Trouble?

The intellectual property office of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is cautioning PC OEMs in the country that a new Apple patent may expose manufactures that produce ultrabooks to patent litigation in the United States. The patent, seen below, is for the latest refresh of the Macbook Air. Upon cursory inspection of the diagram and [...]

July 5th, 2012

Report: Macbook Air Will Triumph Over Ultrabooks in 2012

Though P.C fans are loath to admit it, non-Apple OEMs have been forced to play catch-up to Apple in many ways – mostly in the market of small form factor laptops and tablets. While Apple invented neither of form factors, they certainly dominate in these markets. The Macbook Air, for instance, has sold incredibly well [...]

January 24th, 2012

New Report Claims that Ultrabooks will Overtake the Notebook Business by 2016

While the Ultrabook category – first unveiled at last year’s Computex – has struggled to gain tract critical traction and consumer acceptance, a new report suggests that the portable computing category will grow three times as fast as the tablet market and eventually overtake the traditional notebook market by 2016. According to the report by [...]

January 20th, 2012

Acer CEO: Expect More Ultrabooks

The Chief Executive Officer of Acer says that the company is planning a massive shipment of ultrabooks in 2012 as the company has already experienced tremendous success with their first ultrabook model. Acer CEO, J.T Wang, told Digitimes that “sales of Acer’s first ultrabook, the Aspire S3, totaled about 250,000-300,000 units in the first quarter [...]

November 8th, 2011

Research Firm Believes Ultrabooks will Revive PC Industry

Ultrabooks have been marketed by the PC industry, most notably Intel, Acer, and Asus, as a counterbalance to the rise of tablet-culture: thin, light, and powerful. These computers were supposed to offer the portability of a tablet with the power of a PC. While this category of computer sounds promising, the sales have been less [...]