Report: Acer prepping x86 ultrabooks for Q4 launch

  • Acer is reportedly prepping a number of Intel x86-powered "ultrabooks" for a possible Q4 2011 launch.

    According to Peter Cartwright of Netbook News, some of the ultrabooks - targeted at Apple’s MacBook Air - are actually Google Chromebooks capable of booting in just 6 seconds and connecting to the Internet in 2.5 seconds.

    The Acer ultrabooks are expected to be priced at over $1,000, as the company (apparently) shifts from low-priced models to more "added-value" devices.

    Acer is also slated to take delivery of 30,000 Iconia A100 tablet PCs in July and remains on track to increase volume shipments of the tablets to 100,000 in August-September.

    As such, Acer’s shipments of tablets PCs are projected to exceed 300,000-400,000 units during the third quarter.

    It should be noted that a number of earlier reports indicated Acer would likely roll out a Tegra 2 laptop/notebook sometime this month. 



    However, it appears as if the laptop has (thus far) failed to materialize, at least in time for July. 

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