Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba reportedly plan initial shipments of 50,000 units or less, fearful that Apple's MacBook Air will be hard to dethrone in the ultraportable laptop category.
It appears Asus will hit the consumer sweet spot of a price under $1000 for an Ultrabook, at least on some models.
The Blade gaming laptop by Razer weight less than 7 pounds, is less than 1-inch thick, and has the latest Intel processor and an LCD multitouch trackpad.
Walmart.com is selling the 16GB Asus Eee Pad Transformer for only $349.
Laptop makers Acer and Asus are racing to bring competing ultraportable laptops to market in September.
The Asus G74SX is huge, but its elegant design and excellent performance are worth the lack of mobility.
An Italian site reports the Eee Pad Slider will arrive in September and start at $400.
Rival manufacturers to Apple's iPad tablet could increase their market share by dropping prices, but they will need to fight hard.
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