Wintel is trying desperately to upsell itself by promoting “ultrabooks”, powerful portable notebooks with fine form factors. While there is a niche market here, Apple has already filled it. People who want to pay a high price for the feeling that they have bought something better already know about Apple. Acer and Asustek have fallen into the trap of thinking ultrabooks will save them when their real problem is Wintel, Intel and M$ making money on the free labour of “partners”. These OEMs would have much larger margins by selling machines with GNU/Linux. We know they could sell product because both already do that in parts of the world. Wasting time on ultrabooks is digging their hole deeper. They should support and promote GNU/Linux to maximize the benefit of their products to the OEM and the customer.
see Digitimes – Asustek set to launch 5-6 Ultrabook models in October