With notebook PCs entering the maturity, the room for the introduction of new features and applications on notebook PCs is therefore limited. Therefore, vendors have been focusing on enhancing user experience in battery run time as well as fashionable and lightweight industrial design, which used to be only common for high-end notebook PCs. After, Intel put forth the concept of Ultrabook and the pace of such industrial design to become mainstream is further accelerated.
In 2012, the Intel Ivy Bridge platform hit the market and it is anticipated there will be more ultrabooks unleashed in the market. This report provides insight into the ultra-thin trends of the notebook PCs based on the development of ultrabook market, leading chipmakers, key components, and major ultrabooks presently available or to be made available in the future.