The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2012 might see as many as 30 to 50 new Ultrabook models being launched ahead of Windows 8’s commercial release later that year.
50 New Ultrabooks And Windows 8 Beta At CES 2012
CES 2012 is expected to see the launch of Windows 8 Beta and now it seems as though there might be a large collection of new Ultrabook models on display at the event.
Held every year in January, CES bring together the biggest of companies from the consumer electronics segment and it usually is a big event for PC’s, phones and by now tablets too and everything in between.
Rumors are abounding about a lot of new Ultrabook models being launched at CES 2012 including ones that will have touchscreen. These ultrathin notebooks would be running some build of Windows 8, very likely to be the Beta build.
The CES organizers have pooled in their tally of participants and have said that they expect anywhere between 30 to 50 new models to be unveiled. Shawn DuBravac, director of research for show organizers the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), also told the press at a London event that they were hoping for “…ultrathin laptops to be unveiled at the Las Vegas CES event”.
According to the word on the street, a lot of manufacturers are waiting for Intel’s Ivy Bridge line of 22nm processors to come out before they finalize their Ultrabook models. Intel is participating quite prominently at the event and CEO Paul Otellini is going to deliver a keynote speech on one of the days. This keynote speech is now expected to be the unveiling and launch of the Ivy Bridge processors. Teamed up with Windows 8, these processors are the ones that are expected to give the best possible performance in terms of power managements and processing.