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Ultrabooks: The Next Big Thing In Notebooks
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2/23/2012 | 7:06:18 PM
re: Ultrabooks: The Next Big Thing In Notebooks
I'm not buying into the Ultrabook rage. Ultrabooks just don't make any sense to me. Sure, one could claim that they are designed for the "post-pc era" but, something that I feel the media has firmly ignored is the huge segment of users who would be crippled by cloud based computing concepts taken to such an extreme. I feel it's like everyone is ignoring the catastrophic failings of that model.

Respectfully, I'm going to predict that the Ultrabook will be resigned to the same fate as the Netbook - ultimately a decently selling concept but, capturing main stream acceptance in limited form for a limited time.
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1/25/2012 | 8:42:20 AM
re: Ultrabooks: The Next Big Thing In Notebooks
They were the "Next Big Thing"... three years ago when they came out. Regardless of the amount of marketing cash Microsoft and Intel put into describing the Ultrabook as all-new!!, people are not going to forget that it is actually pretty old in IT years. Per usual, Apple is the originator, Wintel is the imitator.

"And why will corporate IT departments pay more for an Ultrabook than for a cheaper, heavier notebook? Because the Ultrabook will be the only device, apart from a handset, that content creators will require, and refresh cycles will lengthen as innovation slows in the PC space, making the numbers work.".... What? How many devices do "content creators" require today? A laptop, a desktop, a typewriter and a carrier pigeon? People have a laptop and a phone. That will not change with Ultrabook. Refresh cycles will lengthen, but there is no rule that you must spend as much on PCs in 2012 as you spent in 2002.


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