Taiwanese tech news site, Digitimes, reported recently that HP might beat other notebook manufacturers like Asus -- who announced their version of the Ultrabook, the UX21, at Computex this year -- to be the first to launch Ultrabooks. Asus has widely been expected to be the first to market with the UX21, slated to be launched in September.
Sources for the Taiwanese based Digitimes also said that HP might launch more than one model of Ultrabook with differing sizes (11 and 13 inches). The HP Ultrabooks are expected to ship with Intel's ultra-thin Core i7-2677M (1.8GHz) and i7-2637M (1.7GHz) dual-core CPUs.
The same sources also pulled infamous manufacturer, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), into the picture, stating that the HP Ultrabooks could very well be built by the Chinese company. However when contacted by Digitimes, both the companies have declined to comment.
While excitement for these ultra-thin notebooks -- whose existence was first revealed by Intel -- has waned, we very much expect interest to be jump-started again once the first shipment of these ultra-sexy machines reach our hands.
And when we do get our hands on it, you can be sure we'll do a thorough round of lab testing to see if they are indeed worth the attention they have been getting.
To read more about it, click here. (Source: Digitimes)