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Intel working with chassis makers to cut ultrabook costs

Posted on Friday, September 09 2011 @ 00:00:04 CEST by


Sources from the PC supply chain told DigiTimes that Intel is working with notebook chassis suppliers to optimize designs to enable cheaper ultrabooks:
Intel has recently been aggressively cooperating with notebook chassis suppliers hoping to achieve the goal of dropping Ultrabook prices to below US$1,000, and Intel is currently focusing on pushing plastic and fiberglass hybrid chassis for the new machines, according to sources from the PC supply chain.

The sources pointed out that magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis are still the top choice for Ultrabooks, but limited by capacity and price, most of brand vendors are unable to offer an end price below the targeted US$1,000, and the three already-launched Ultrabooks from Acer, Lenovo and Toshiba are all estimated to have end price higher.




 



 

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