PC Makers Suck at Marketing and Selling Ultrabooks; IHS iSuppli Slashes Sales Forecast

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

$600 for a shit laptop? Gee, can't understand why people don't turn out in droves to buy them.

Perhaps consumers aren't as stupid and gullible as you want?

Netbooks, anyone?

These must be the same morons who are saying desktop PCs are dead.

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tekknyne

LOL marketing firms are so stupid. Please, iSupply, have enough respect for PC enthusiasts and NEVER EVER bring up the "Dude, you're getting a Dell" guy again EVARR.

They cut their forecast by 10 million because it's PC vendors' fault that people are broke AND not to mention the concept of an ultra book is nothing removed from a laptop with an SSD woohooo!! I can't believe that people aren't flocking to this platform in droves!? /endsarcasm.

Maybe they just need to do a better job of figuring shit out. Go back to analyzing Apple where the mindless drones are predictable and reliable and you might be able to make a simple observation.

I'm pretty happy with my ultra book. $300 HP AMD dual core with an SSD and 8 gigs of memory. Oh that's not an "ultra book"? What exactly about the ultra book platform will pull me away from my $200 kindle fire HD and my wanna-be ultra-book? Oh, that's right, they are shiny :)

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Andrew.Hodge

Damn straight. Someone give this dude a beer.

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SSquirrel

Funny, Apple seems to be having them fly off the shelves. My wife has a Mid-2011 13" MBA and loves it. She basically stopped using her iPad once she got an iPhone and MBA.

DR_JDUBZ> Yes it's true, the companies that produce DAWs have yet to figure out how to code to take advantage of hyperthreading. This is not Intel's fault. Place that blame squarely on the DAW producers. Given how many plugins people use for making music most of the time, there is no reason whatsoever that hyper-threading couldn't make a huge difference in music production. So no, hyperthreading is not "bullshit", the DAW creators apparently can't code for shit.

Also, it's clear you don't understand how hyper-threading works if you think that it functions like a defective core.

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tekknyne

+1 to this guy. If you are you having problems playing mp3's on a laptop and you blame intel and hyper threading, you really need some help.

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SSquirrel

I was giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming he was actually making music, b/c it is well known that modern DAWs don't take advantage of hyperthreading and usually, in fact, will recommend you shut off hyperthreading. If he isn't using DAWs for music creation, then it really just goes to show he doesn't know what he is talking about.

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DR_JDUBZ

because i would so buy a computer with hyperthreading, high price tag, and so small I could lose it in my dorm.
could instead buy a 500-600$ laptop, without the bullshit hyperthreading cpu's, and buy a 500gb ssd for it

as a dj i need real cores, not threads that intel claims to act like a core but instead only gives a max of 20% of a real core, and all the unrealiability of a defective core. i5's cut it, i3's and i7s are a waste of money when i end up disabling the hyperthreading anyways

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tekknyne

Oh so you're a DJ huh? You must be sooooo good at pressing buttons on your laptop.

Sorry man, couldn't resist. Blame Willy Wonka LOL.

Naw but seriously, just clean all the spyware off your laptop and even the worst i3 can power virtualDJ or whatever mixing/automation software "Dj's" use these days. I ran it on this crap centrino I had like 8 years ago.

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DR_JDUBZ

because i would so buy a computer with hyperthreading, high price tag, and so small I could lose it in my dorm.
could instead buy a 500-600$ laptop, without the bullshit hyperthreading cpu's, and buy a 500gb ssd for it

as a dj i need real cores, not threads that intel claims to act like a core but instead only gives a max of 20% of a real core, and all the unrealiability of a defective core. i5's cut it, i3's and i7s are a waste of money when i end up disabling the hyperthreading anyways

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loozer

Ultrabook-SO ESPENSIVE
$500 laptop-SO CHEAP

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Engelsstaub

They just suck at making a trackpad that touches that of the "ultrabook" in which they are trying to compete with IMO.

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tony2tonez

yes like kline said. how about 1920 x 1080. 15in and around 3lbs. Asus is the only one close ot this at the moment. been wanting to buy one for months but the crap out there is just that.

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Paul_Lilly

There are two options I can think of off the top of my head: Vizio's CT15-A1 (15.6-inch, 1920x1080, 3.96 pounds, $800) and HP's Envy 6t-1000 (15.6-inch, 1920x1080, 4.75 pounds, $800). Both are comparatively heavy, but having picked up both, I wouldn't call them particularly heavy in their own right.

Also, Acer just announced a pair of featherweight 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch Ultrabooks (S7 Series) that are both 1920x1080.

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Andrew.Hodge

I saw this coming a mile off. Intel needs to drop the prices or else these things won't sell.

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