Acer, ASUS and Lenovo are among some of the laptop manufacturers who intend to go head-on with Apple in the thin and light notebook PC segment. Expect to see the slim and stylish offerings from the various companies early next year.
When it comes to thin-and-light ultraportable laptops, Apple’s Macbook Air has had much success. And that has led other notebook PC manufacturers like Acer, ASUS and Lenovo expressing their plans to compete in the thin and light laptop segment.
According to news reports, the new offerings from Acer, ASUS and Lenovo are likely to be incorporating Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge technology with screen sizes between 13.3- to 14-inch. The laptops would also go as thin as the Apple Macbook Air, although it is yet to see if the makers would compromise the number of ports on their devices. Consumers also do not have to wait too long for these either, as they are scheduled to be available early Q1 2011.
While details of the systems are still not unveiled, Acer is rumored to be replacing its TimelineX series designed for ultraportables.