Global Ultrabooks Industry

  • August 2012
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts
  • -
  • 446 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Ultrabooks in Thousand Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2012 through 2018. The report profiles 26 companies including many key and niche players such as Apple Inc., ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Dell Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Hasee Computer Co., Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Company, Lenovo Group Limited, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sony Corporation, The Acer Group, Toshiba Corporation, VIZIO Inc., and Wistron Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Ultrabook - Intel’s Answer to Tablets II-1
Ultrabook: Intel’s Answer to MacBook II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-1
Stress on Rich Features II-2
Pricing Remains the Key II-2
Table 1: Global Ultrabooks Market (2011): Comparison of Costs
for Notebooks and Ultrabooks (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3

2. MARKET TRENDS II-4
Ultrabooks - Boon or Bane for the Notebook Industry? II-4
Ultrabooks to Revive Consumer PC Market II-4
Ultrabooks to Drive Growth in Notebook Shipments II-4
Ultrabooks to Benefit SSD and DRAM Drives II-5
New Form Factor Demands Slim Hinges and Heat Fans II-5
Slowdown in PC Market II-5
Ultrabooks Lucrative for Component Manufacturers II-5
Ultrabook - New Computing PC Platform Competes with Media
Tablets (Global) II-6
Ultrabooks to Impact Electronics Supply Chain II-6
Ultrabooks to Negatively Impact Market for Upgrade DRAM Modules II-6
Replacement of SSDs with Hybrid HDD for Cost Reduction of
Ultrabooks II-6
Shortening of Production Process of Hinge-up Solutions for
Cost Reduction II-7
Prismatic Battery Packs Fill in for Li-Polymer Batteries II-7
Increasing Usage of Alloy Stamping in Ultrabooks II-7
Ultrabook to Stimulate Growth of NAND Flash Industry II-7
Memory Market to Witness Change II-7
Ultrabooks to Drive Demand for Ultra Slim LED Backlight Modules II-8
Adoption of Open Cell Panels instead of Panel Modules II-8
Batteries Remain a Major Challenge and Cost Center for Ultrabooks II-8

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-9
Introduction II-9
Advantages of Ultrabooks over Conventional Notebooks II-9
Evolution of Hard Disk Drives for Ultrabooks II-10
SSD HDDs II-10
SSD Caching II-10
SSD Caching with Conventional HDD II-10
Hybrid HDD II-10

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES II-11
NEC Rolls Out VersaPro UltraLite VG Ultrabook II-11
HP Launches Folio 3, Enters Ultrabook Market II-11
Dell Unveils XPS 15, XPS 14 Ultrabooks II-11
HP Launches Sleekbooks, ENVY Range of Ultrabooks in India II-12
Acer Unveils Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabook Range II-12
Samsung Electronics Canada Unveils Series 9 Notebooks II-12
ASUSTeK Launches Taichi Ultrabook II-13
Toshiba Releases Satellite U840W Ultrabook II-13
Toshiba Launches Satellite® U Series of Ultrabooks II-13
Dell Launches New Inspiron 14z Ultrabooks II-14
Dell to Launch New Inspiron R Ultrabooks II-14
Lenovo Group Introduces IdeaPad U410 and IdeaPad U310 II-14
Acer Launches the Aspire S7 Series of Premium Touch Ultrabooks II-14
Lenovo Group Launches ThinkPad X1 Carbon II-15
Hewlett-Packard Introduces Spectre XT Ultrabook II-15
Vizio Unveils Ultrabooks and All-in-Ones II-15
Sony Launches Vaio T series and Upgraded Vaio E, S, Z Series
Ultrabooks II-15
Fujitsu Unveils New LIFEBOOK Ultrabooks II-16
Sony Forays into Ultrabooks with Vaio T13 and T11 II-16
Dell Ventures into Ultrabook Market II-16
Toshiba Introduces Portege Z830 Ultrabook II-17
LG to Unveil Ultrabook Xnote Z330 and Xnote Z430 II-17
Gigabyte Technology Unveils Ultrabook II-17
Acer Introduces Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 with Dedicated
Graphics and Optical Drive II-17
NEC Unveils New LaVie Z Ultrabook in Japan II-18
Hewlett-Packard Launches Glass-Cased Ultrabook II-18
Acer Introduces the Thinnest Ultrabook II-18
Samsung Launches New Ultrabooks II-20
Wipro Unveils e.go Aero Ultrabooks II-20
Samsung Launches Series 5 Ultrabooks II-21
Asus Unveils Zenbook UX31E Ultrabook II-21
Lenovo Launches IdeaPad U300S Ultrabook II-21
ASUS Launches Zenbook II-22
Acer Introduces the Aspire S3 Ultrabook in India II-22

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-23
Apple Inc. (US) II-23
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (Taiwan) II-23
Dell Inc. (US) II-23
Fujitsu Limited (Japan) II-23
Hasee Computer Co., Ltd, (China) II-24
Hewlett-Packard Company (US) II-24
Lenovo Group Limited (China) II-24
LG Electronics (South Korea) II-25
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (South Korea) II-25
Sony Corporation (Japan) II-25
The Acer Group (Taiwan) II-25
Toshiba Corporation (Japan) II-26
VIZIO Inc. (USA) II-26
Wistron Corporation (Taiwan) II-26

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-27
Table 2: World Current and Future Analysis for Ultrabooks by
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Unit Shipments in Thousand Units
for Years 2012 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 3: World 8-Year Perspective for Ultrabooks by Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Shipments for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa,
and Latin America Markets for the Years 2012 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Product Launches III-1
Key Players III-5
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 4: US Current and Future Analysis for Ultrabooks with
Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

2. CANADA III-7
A.Market Analysis III-7
Current and Future Analysis III-7
Product Launch III-7
B.Market Analytics III-8
Table 5: Canadian Current and Future Analysis for Ultrabooks
with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2012
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

3. JAPAN III-9
A.Market Analysis III-9
Current and Future Analysis III-9
Product Launches III-9
Key Players III-11
B.Market Analytics III-12
Table 6: Japanese Current and Future Analysis for Ultrabooks
with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2012
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

4. EUROPE III-13
A.Market Analysis III-13
Current and Future Analysis III-13
Higher Prices Hinder European Penetration (Europe) III-13
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 7: European Current and Future Analysis for Ultrabooks
with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2012
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Current and Future Analysis III-15
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 8: Asia-Pacific Current and Future Analysis for
Ultrabooks by Region - China, India, and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Unit
Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2012 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 9: Asia-Pacific 8-Year Perspective for Ultrabooks by
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Shipments for China,
India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for the Years 2012 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

5a. CHINA III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Current and Future Analysis III-17
Product Launches III-17
Key Player III-17
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 10: Chinese Current and Future Analysis for Ultrabooks
with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2012
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

5b. INDIA III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Current and Future Analysis III-19
PC Market Outlook III-19
Product Launches III-19
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 11: Indian Current and Future Analysis for Ultrabooks
with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2012
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Current and Future Analysis III-25
Ultrabooks to Present Business Opportunities Taiwanese
Component Suppliers III-25
Product Launches III-25
Key Players III-27
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 12: Rest of Asia-Pacific Current and Future Analysis for
Ultrabooks with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2012 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

6. MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Current and Future Analysis III-30
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 13: Middle East and Africa Current and Future Analysis for
Ultrabooks with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2012 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

7. LATIN AMERICA III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Current and Future Analysis III-31
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 14: Latin American Current and Future Analysis for
Ultrabooks with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years
2012 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 26 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 46)

The United States (11)
Canada (3)
Japan (7)
Europe (8)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (3)
- Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (16)
Latin America (1)

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