Ultrabooks haven’t exactly taken the market by storm, but there are still those who expect the segment to take off next year. But what would next year’s ultrabooks be like? We know that Ivy Bridge-toting ultrabooks are certainly on the cards, with many models expected to debut at CES 2012. However, there’s another key area where plenty of room for improvement exists.Well, we are talking about displays. A new report suggests that at least a couple of major vendors have plans to launch ultrabooks with full HD displays next year.
This report comes all the way from Taiwan, which we believe is enough information for any person of reasonable mental fitness to determine that it’s from Digitimes. As is always the case with Digitimes, this report cites anonymous industry sources.
These industry insiders have revealed that Acer and Asus are “working with panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Chimei Innolux (CMI) separately to develop a new generation of full HD notebook panels with a resolution of 1,920x1,080.” Further, the full HD ultrabooks that this co-operation will eventually yield could end up in stores as early as January-February 2012.
While a separate Digitimes report published earlier this month claimed that Acer and Asus had cut Ultrabook orders by as much as 40 percent, this one claims that they “are expected to take combined delivery of up to 400,000-500,000 units of ZenBook and Aspire S3 ultrabooks from ODM contract makers before year-end 2011.”