Emily Tan
Nov 28, 2011

Goodbye netbook, hello ultrabook

GLOBAL - With tablets severely impacting netbook sales and dominating the PC market as a whole, (non-Apple) PC manufacturers are turning to another Apple-inspired idea, the ultrabook.

Acer's ultrabook finally dips below the US$1000 pricepoint

In the second quarter this year, IDC reported worldwide PC sales growth of only 2.6 percent, far behind the 12 percent surge of the year before. IDC analyst Rajani Singh said in a statement that tablets were replacing the mini-notebook netbook, resulting in sales of the portable PCs dropping.

While many PC manufacturers have produced tablets over 100 were launched at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, the iPad remains the market leader in...

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