A 25% slash on first generation Ultrabook prices?

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Ultrabooks are the thing of the future. Though there tablets have the niche in the market, the ever loyal and useful ultrabook will always have a place in the digital world. These super thin laptops come in very handy and the ease of use that comes when using it gives it a huge advantage against tablets.

Well, this news would surely give the fans of these ultrabooks a reason to jump for joy. Leading ultrabook developers are reportedly slashing down prices by as much as 25 percent. This price drop comes in preparation for the second generation models that will be launched anytime soon. This second gen models carry with them Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processors.

Digitimes said that the price of first gen ultrabooks will drop during the second quarter of 2012. Pegged at $1000 on the average, the price will drop to $699 to $799.

Second gen models of these ultrabooks would obviously still cost more. The new HP Envy 14 Spectre, which by the way will be designed with glass and will carry a 1600×900 pixel display will be priced at $1400.

One thing that separates the new line of ultrabooks from the old is the Ivy Bridge processors. This new processor will have better graphics performance and a much improved battery life.