With ultrabooks not seeing an immediate rise in sales as they should have, manufacturers are now contemplating offering cheaper ultrabook clones to the masses. While Intel has always pushed the concept of ultrabooks forward, people are yet to embrace it in a big way. The main reason behind this, the manufacturers feel, is that the prices of these ultrabooks are very steep. This might well be a very potent reason for ultrabooks not seeing a rise in sales as they should have.
Most of the ultrabooks out there start at around $700 and the great ones will set you back by about $1000. And do not get me wrong, but this seriously is a load of money. To change this trend of dwindling ultrabook sales, most of the top ultrabook makers are seriously considering the idea of offering cheaper ultrabook clones to the masses.
Many insider reports suggest that makers have already started making these clones and some are even in the final stages. But the question for users is that should they or should they not wait for these clones to launch?
Frankly speaking, the decision varies from person to person. Those who already own notebooks that will last them for some more period of time will say that they can of course wait but those who cannot wait will obviously buy something. The strong suggestion to people out there is that they do wait a bit more for these cheaper clones to come out. They may actually surprise you. According to many reports, these clones will retain their slim form factor and also do all jobs as well as their big brothers do. The only conflict would be that they might run on AMD chips rather the more expensive and current Intel chips.
Experts feel that this change of chips will bring down the price of ultrabooks by a considerable amount. This could well be true because the guys at Intel are known to keep high profit margins for themselves. And also the AMD processors are after all not that bad. It is just that Intel has the advantage of being the first mover in this area of technology.
So going by reports and also common sense, waiting for the cheaper ultrabook clones is certainly worth it. While many would think that they would not be up to the mark, one thing is for sure they would not be bad either.Tags: AMDintellaptopultrabook