Acer says to launch ultrabook PC model in fourth quarter

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Posted: Jun 01, 2011 4:59 AM
Acer says to launch ultrabook PC model in fourth quarter

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Acer Inc, the world No 2 PC maker, will launch an ultrabook super-light computer model in the fourth quarter, President Jim Wong told a group of reporters on Wednesday.

Ultrabooks, a new category of notebook launched by top chipmaker Intel Corp, will be lightweight but still pack high-performance processors. Intel sees them accounting for 40 percent of laptop sales to consumers by the end of next year.

Netbook pioneer and Acer rival Asustek showed its first ultrabook, the UX series, on Monday at the Computex computer show in Taipei.

(Reporting by Clare Jim; Editing by Jonathan Standing)