Ultrabooks haven't yet been the hit Intel(INTC) expected, but they deserve to be: After trying out a featherweight device like the 2.5 pounders in Toshiba's Portege Z935 line, you'll never go back to a traditional laptop. So why haven't they caught on?
Sticker shock. Basic laptops can be had for less than $500, but it's nearly impossible to find an ultrabook for under $700, and the majority ring in with price tags well over $1,000. Most shoppers won't pay that kind of premium to shed a few pounds and grab an extra two or three hours of battery life.
A new wave of ultrabooks will be on display at CES; we're hoping a few of them come with ultra-slim price tags. - SC