Overnight, the MacBook Air finished what the iPad had started and almost completely killed off netbook demand once and for all. Now all of the gadget makers who had previously been counting on netbook sales to boost their bottom lines are trying to catch up with Apple. But as usual, they’re about a year late. What does this mean for CES 2012? Expect to see ultrabooks, ultrabooks and more ultrabooks.
Get ready for the new PC standard, the so-called “ultrabook”. Just like black is the new pink, the ultrabook is the new laptop/mobile PC. We’ll see a real surge of ultrabooks in 2012, they will become a mobile PC standard in the near future, chipping away at the laptop/desktop market, along with the tablet. The future is tablets, ultrabooks, iMac-like all in one desktops and servers. Everything else will become irrelevant.