04 Ultrabook prices soon to take a dive with plastic material used

A report from Focus Taiwan confirms that much cheaper Ultrabooks are around the corner. The Ultrabook market has remained very pricey no thanks to expensive all-aluminum chassis' people could often care less about.

A report from Focus Taiwan confirms that much cheaper Ultrabooks are around the corner. The Ultrabook market has remained very pricey no thanks to expensive all-aluminum chassis' people could often care less about.

Intel's Taiwan chief Jason Chen has stated that in the second half of this year "it is likely there will be US$599 models in selected regions, but the mainstream price should fall around US$699." Chen believes that as a result of a significant price drop, Ultrabooks will end up accounting for between 30 and 40% of all notebook shipments for the year.

03 Ultrabook prices soon to take a dive with plastic material used

The new breed of upcoming cheaper ultrabooks will comprise a combination of cheaper materials, with the casing itself to use fiberglass-reinforced plastic that has been claimed by Intel to respond similarly to metal chassis' in torque tests. There will also be select models that sport aluminum-coated plastic chassis'.

Source: Focus Taiwan