Apple may have sold as many as 1.2 million MacBooks in the last quarter as adanger signal for the competitor ultrabook growing market.
Estimated 1.2 million unit sales is a small leap of 1 million sold in the third quarter.But Apple is the only vendor who does not see a decrease in the overall notebook sales between the two quarters, according to Updatec.com quoted from DigiTimes.
Despite the sluggish economy and lack of hard drive, the fourth-quarter notebook sales worldwide fell 8.7 percent to 48.59 million in the fourth quarter, sources toldDigiTimes. on the other hand, the Asus is the worst affected with 12.4 percentdecline in sales, while Lenovo is the second vendor's hardest hit, due to low supplyof the hard disk.
Trepidation and hope to catch a little magic Apple, other vendors launching newultrabooks at CES this week. But to compete with the MacBook Air, many companies are trying to differentiate their products and carve their own niche of themarket is growing.
HP Envy is touting 14 scourge, the first consumer-oriented companies ultrabookand one that completed a unique sport covered in durable and scratch resistantCorning Gorilla Glass.
Samsung tries to jazz up CES with its fresh Series 9. Originally on display at CESlast year, the Series 9 has lost weight and now offers a 1600 X900-pixel screen resolution. Available in two models of 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch notebook will reachconsumers begin February 27.
Acer Timeline ultrabooks showcased 14-inch and 15-inch, designed to be thinner than the last generation model of the company, according to DigiTimes. Acer alsoreported a 15-inch cooking ultrabook which will sell for $ 699. Company ChairmanJ.T. Wang recently pointed to $ 699 for the right price point to increase sales volumefor ultrabooks.
Not to be outdone, the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and the U410 laptop that promote a thin and lightweight. The company is also targeting business users with a T430uultrabook, the unit is supported by the Ivy Bridge generation of Intel processors.Because in the third quarter of this year, a 14-inch T430u will sell $ 849.
The new Ivy Bridge chips will ultrabooks other power is scheduled for release later this year, including Apple's MacBook line. As a result, rival Apple will need tocompete on price and more features than the rule. Most vendors are expected toprice ultrabooks them $ 50 to $ 100 below that of the MacBook Air, which starts at $999, DigiTimes notes.