'30-50 Ultrabooks' to launch at CES
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), organisers of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES ), has said the 2012 event will play host to the launch of up to 50 new Intel Ultrabooks.
Next year's show, which will be held from January 10 to 13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will see a number of manufacturers pulling the wraps off their new ultrathin laptops, according to Shawn DuBravac, director of research at the CEA.
Mr DuBravac said at a CES Unveiled event in London: "We expect to see 30 to 50 new Ultrabooks launched at CES."
Many manufacturers are planning to launch their Ultrabooks only after the release of the 22nm Ivy Bridge processor, according to unconfirmed reports.
Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel, will be delivering a keynote address at the 2012 CES. The company is expected to launch its Ivy Bridge processor at the show.
Mr DuBravac said tablets will continue to be the most popular product at next year's show.
The 2011 CES played host to over 100 new tablet releases, with a similar number expected next year.
Copyright Press Association 2011