You may want to hold out a little bit longer if you are considering one of the Ultrabook laptops in the near future. A source suggests that anywhere up to fifty of the laptops could flood onto the market just after January's CES shows, as PC Pro has reported.
The word comes from Shawn DuBravac, who has helped to organize the Las Vegas-held convention. Speaking at a CES Unveiled event in London, he said that up to fifty of the slimline laptops could be appearing on the market after CES. Speaking to journalists at the event, DuBravac had the following to say:
We expect to see thirty to fifty new Ultrabooks launched at CES.
At the current point in time, only a few manufacturers have pitched their stake in the Ultrabook line and speculation suggests companies are holding on until the 22nm Ivy Bridge processor refresh is released, when they can jump on the bandwagon and offer the newer hardware. Intel's CEO is expected to give a keynote speech in Las Vegas where the processor will be announced alongside a flurry of the Ultrabook laptops.
DuBravac himself admits that the Ultrabooks will most likely not be the main focus of the convention, with tablets taking the center spotlight this year. At the 2011 CES event, over one hundred new tablets were launched and it is believed that history could be willing to repeat itself. Even with the current economic crisis rebounding slowly, a survey suggests up to 76% of Americans are intending to give technology related gifts.