Wednesday, May 27, 2009

HP to Release Budget Ultrathin Laptops Later This Year [Rumor]


Intel told us to expect cheap, thin, midsized laptops to start showing up in major laptop manufacturers' catalogs this summer, and sure enough, Lenovo announced theirs one week later. Next up, according to Digitimes: Hewlett-Packard.

As per usual, Digitimes cites trusted sources in the "Taiwan manufacturing industry" who say that HP is gearing up to first incorporate Intel CULV processors into existing laptops, after which they'll design their very own cut-rate ultrathin laptop, basically inline with the Aspire Timeline or Lenovo U350. They won't ship until Q4 of this year though, by which time the field will be a little more crowded. [DigitimesShown above: HP Chameleon concept by Nikita Buyanov]