Intel has been pushing the ultrabook standard pretty hard. Supposedly inspired by the success of Apple’s MacBook Air and to compete against ARM, Intel has been persistently pushing manufacturers such as Acer, HP, ASUS and Lenovo to churn out ultrabooks, but it seems that the cost of building an ultrabook is a bit more expensive that manufacturers would like. However if this new report is right, Intel will be subsidizing the costs of ultrabooks for their manufacturers.
This report comes courtesy of Digitimes who is claiming that their sources are telling them that Intel will be providing a $100 subsidy for every ultrabook that they manufacture. On top of that it appears that ultrabooks could be seeing a discount between 5-10% in the first quarter of 2012.
With a $100 and a further discount of up to 10% on the retail price of an ultrabook, it could potentially lower the costs and make it a more attractive solution for consumers. However since this is merely a rumor for now, we suggest you not get your hopes up until we actually see those reflected prices.
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