Ultrabooks are still in their infancy at the moment, but companies that deliver Ultrabooks to the masses are pretty optimistic about the situation, with Acer’s president going on record to say that Ultrabooks will still be around in 2013 – that is more than a year away if you gaze at your calendar (or crystal ball, of course), and the more interesting thing is, the price point would be less than $900. A report did come up a few days ago, where sourcing supply chain partners claim that ultrabooks ought to decline in price by a margin of 5% to 10% from early next year onwards.
Acer president Jim Wong claimed that he hopes to see prices hit an extremely low $499 a couple of years from now – how about that? Do you share the same level of optimism? At the moment, Acer ships around 100,000 units of Ultrabooks each month, but he thinks that the future will see up to triple the amount with a lower price point.