CES 2013: 9 Alluring Ultrabooks For The New Year

Absentee Ballot

Microsoft wasn't the only missing belle from the Ultrabook ball. Three enormous manufacturers were missing from the party. Acer, likely riding the coat tails of their new-ish high-end machine, the Aspire S7, skipped the laptop part of the show. Dell was also an absentee; perhaps they were a bit busy stirring the pot of intrigue around their supposed anti-IPO. The real elephant out of the room though, was HP. The No. 1 manufacturer was completely silent on the Ultrabook, launching only a few wimpy AMD-powered machines. Youch.

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