Shipments of the next generation of Gorilla Glass are now underway, New York-based Corning announced Monday. This announcement comes more than a month after the launch of Gorilla Glass 2 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Hit the jump for more.
Last week, a Digitimes report citing unnamed sources from notebook vendors claimed that Intel had decided to postpone mass shipments of Ivy Bridge chips, and that its partners had already been apprised of the change in shipment plans. But now a new report has come out claiming that the extent of the delay in Ivy Bridge chip shipments is not as significant as has been rumored elsewhere.
Apple is famous for its stranglehold on supply chains all over the world, and it’s now exerting influence with it. According to a report from the Chinese Commercial Times, Apple has forced ODM Pegatron to stop manufacturing the Asus Zenbook Ultrabook or risk losing its iOS device contract. It was a no-contest for Pegatron, which will be ceasing its Zenbook production by the end of March.
There was no dearth of ultrabook announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But it still remains to be seen whether or not all these ultrabooks can go onto capture a large chunk of the notebook market as Intel wants them to. Market research firm IHS iSuppli is among those who expect ultrabook shipments to soar rapidly over the next few years. Having previously predicted “major repercussions for the global electronics supply chain” owing to a boom in ultrabook shipments, the firm has now specifically identified cache solid state drives (SSDs) as a likely beneficiary of such a boom.
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Intel may have trademarked the name “ultrabook” — its neologism for Wintel-based ultra-thin and -light laptops, but there is someone whose approval matters even more than that of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. We are talking about you, the consumer, of course. For its part, the chip maker is doing almost everything to make 2012 the year of the ultrabook.
Add Samsung to the multitude of vendors announcing new Ultrabook models at CES this year. The company is entering the category with the Series 5 Ultra family, consisting of both a 13.3- and 14-inch model. The design of these thin, stylish portables is clearly influenced by the Series 9 laptop, which itself has undergone an update.
The onslaught of smartphones, tablets, and sundry cloud-based devices might give us ways to be “connected” in more places at more times, but they don’t lessen the wonders to behold in a full-fledged PC. Not by a long shot.
In fact, despite all the dire prognostications about the PC, our personal computers are poised to get a major boost in performance, thanks to all the new technologies and components coming to fruition next year. We’re going to give you the complete rundown on what to expect—can someone say fastest CPU ever?—so you can start plotting your next build now.
Oh, we’ll still see plenty of tablets, to be sure, and we’ll tell you how those happening slabs will change, but we’re also going to see a major push by Intel to make stylish, super-portable, super-affordable laptop PCs an even more compelling option.
Yes, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2012. And you can start peeping at what lies ahead by hitting the jump!
Intel's Ultrabook form factor is just now getting off the ground, and if the chip maker is correct in assuming this is what Windows users want, chunky notebooks could go the way of the dodo. Also on the verge of legacy are displays without touch capabilities, though only if Windows 8 ends up being a raging success. So, should Ultrabooks employ touchscreen displays?
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.