An overhaul of both software and hardware is in the offing as Microsoft's latest operating system and new laptop designs converge later this year.
IHS iSuppli slashed its near-term forecast for the thin-and-light notebooks by 53 percent, blaming high pricing and poor marketing.
The CEOs at the chipmakers see competition heating up in the market for sleek, inexpensive laptops running Windows 7.
Chipmaker's Ultrabook will attempt to mainstream designs similar to Apple's MacBook Air. Like the Air, Ultrabooks will also have tablet-like attributes.
Will Advanced Micro Devices be competitive in the ultrabook market? We'll know later this year.
At the risk of adding to the cacophony of gratuitous advice directed at Apple, the company could bypass the Netbook and go directly to the inexpensive "ultrathin" category.
Senior VP says customers are working diligently on designs. And Intel should know. It supplies the core silicon to virtually every PC maker in the world.
How inexpensive can an ultrabook get? For HP, today's answer is $749 -- or, if you're considering an AMD "sleekbook," $599.
Acer's Ultrabook debuted at $899, proving that an extremely thin Windows laptop built with high-quality materials can be priced at under $1,000.
Steve Jobs proclaimed this week that the new MacBook Air "is the future of notebooks." But it's clear PC makers like Sony and HP saw that future a long time ago. The problem? Execution.