DigiTimes is reporting that Acer, Asustek (ASUS), Dell, HP (Hewlett-Packard), and Lenovo are going to be launching ultrabooks later in 2011, with production starting up in September.
Acer, Lenovo, and Asustek have already been mentioned a lot, especially with Asustek’s UX21 being one of the first ultrabooks to probably launch, and which has already been designed and developed, but there’s not been a lot said about HP and Dell. DigiTimes’ sources are saying that some of the laptop/notebook are having problems with production, leaving the ASUS UX21 to be one of the first ultrabooks to land in the hands of buyers. They are also claiming that Asustek has ordered up to 400,000 – 450,000 “ultra-thin” noteboks from its component suppliers, with 100,000 being ultrabooks, per month. I have no idea on the breakout of those numbers as far as the mix of UX21 and UX31 ultrabooks.
They are still maintaining that Acer and Dell plan to start production in September, while HP’s ultrabook might not make it out until early 2012.