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HP might be making an Ultrabook

It probably will
Fri Sep 23 2011, 13:00

MAKER OF EXPENSIVE PRINTER INK HP appears to be making an Ultrabook laptop, according to a Google advert.

If you do an internet search for 'Ultrabooks' on Google you might see an advert pop up for 'HP Ultrabook Computers', according to Ultrabooknews. Therefore, this hints that the firm will be launching a slim Ultrabook branded laptop sometime soon.

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Earlier this year it was thought that HP could be the first PC maker to launch an Ultrabook, given its close relationship with Intel. Since then the company has gone through a series of major changes including raising the possibility of selling or spinning off its PC business.

We saw hordes of Ultrabooks at this year's Intel Developer Forum earlier this month, including models with Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge processor. However, there was no sign of an entry from HP to be seen.

Earlier today we reported that HP's CEO, Leo Apotheker has been replaced with Meg Whitman. Ray Lane, chairman of the board at HP said, "We are at a critical moment and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead."

We believe this HP strategy will include the launch of an Ultrabook or multiple Ultrabook products. Soon to be available Ultrabooks include entries from Asus, Acer and Toshiba, so we think HP will aim to turn its fortunes around by joining the party. µ

 

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