Ultrabooks disappoint in Sales

Aug 2 2012, 8:02am CDT | by , in News

Ultrabooks disappoint in Sales

Tablets steel Ultrabooks' thunder. Will that change with Windows 8?

Ultrabooks are the Windows world answer to the MacBook Air. Consumers did not fully buy into Ultrabooks mostly because of pricing. Canalys reports that PC shipments rose 12% in Q2 fueled by tablet sales. Ultrabook sales are disappointing. The report says that tablet sales are now 22% of all PC sales.

Apple is again the overall global market leader in PC shipments with 19% market share. This is mostly attributed by strong iPad sales.

When Windows 8 is released on October 26th the market shares will likely change in favor of Windows PC makers. If Windows 8 Ultrabooks will be selling well in the last quarter remains to be seen. Tablets and tablet keyboard combinations like the Microsoft Surface are more affordable alternatives for many consumers.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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