Although, this era belongs to the smartphones and tablets, Intel is still hoping that the Ultrabook can bring the popularity of the PC back. Intel execs say the new class of, affordable ultra-thin notebooks is what consumers looks for as it could represent as much as 40 percent of consumer laptops by the before the end of 2012.
How the Ultrabook does differs an Apple MacBook Air, is not clear. Maybe, because the Ultrabook will take more years before it could develop into the device that people looks for. The first Ultrabooks based from the likes of Asus, HP, Lenovo and LG Electronics are going to be released in due time for holidays. From the start, Intel stated that it will take several generations of new silicon, and hardware and software production, just to realize the concept.
Now Intel is saying that the Ultrabook is going to evolve also provide a few details about how it is going to evolve. Becky Emmett, a media relations manager at Intel, claimed that the substantial alterations to the way Intel and its partners design, create and advertize its devices just to enable the Ultrabook.
People are expecting that the Asus UX21, an 11.6-inch laptop, is going to be ship by this fall. Following shortly after the Asus UX21 is the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s and LG P220. However, there are rumors that the developers has a hard time creating a unit that would be less than $1,000, so the production of these units would be slower than expected.
The second wave of Ultrabooks, due by June 2012, and is going to be based on Intel’s first 22nm processors, especially known as Ivy Bridge. Intel claims that the battery is longer than before, can perform better, tighter security and high-speed data transmissions with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, the I/O technology in several Apple Macs and the Sony VAIO Z Series.
The last the third phase is going to be based on a new microarchitecture, Haswell that Intel plans on releasing by 2014. With the use, of Haswell, Intel planning to change the basic design of the processors so that they use around even at half the current CPU’s power. To make it easier to understand, not only you are getting the performance (and price) of a mainstream processor together with the battery life of today’s low-voltage versions. The Ultrabook can be hidden in thinner and lighter systems that require less ventilation or no ventilation at all.