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CES 2012 to Have Up to 50 Ultrabooks, 55" OLED TV

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Up to 50 ultrabooks are expected to be revealed at CES 2012 in January.

CES 2011, which took place at the beginning of the year, seemingly focused on tablets and the Windows platform running on ARM's mobile architecture. However CES 2012, which opens its doors in Las Vegas just over a month from now, will reportedly focus on both tables and Intel’s new form factor, the ultrabook. Organizers of the show are already claiming that up to 50 ultrabooks will be launched during the event.

"We expect to see 30 to 50 new Ultrabooks launched at CES," said director of research for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Shawn DuBravac at a CES Unveiled event in London.

DuBravac didn't specify actual manufacturers, but previous rumors claim that they have been waiting for Intel to launch the 22-nm Ivy Bridge processor refresh before unleashing their own ultrabook solutions. However Intel CEO Paul Otellini is due to give a keynote speech and officially launch the Ivy Bridge platform during CES 2012. That said, we'll likely see a huge load of product announcements based around Ivy Bridge, including ultrabooks.

But don't expect CES 2012 to focus primarily on the ultrabook form factor. DuBravac said that tablets will still be at the center of attention. More than 100 new tablets were revealed during CES 2011 back in January, and the CEA anticipates a similar number of new releases during CES 2012.

In related CES news, Samsung and LG Electronics will reportedly introduce 55-inch OLED TVs at CES 2012 in January. Little else is known about the TVs at this time although both companies supposedly want their products out on the market in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics which take place in London next July.

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    mrkdilkington , November 22, 2011 2:07 PM
    Every damn year they announce a bigger OLED TV at CES, and yet we haven't seen a single one released in the states (besides the '07 Sony). They're just showing off prototypes for the sake of it with no intention of ever releasing them (besides on a small scale in Korea or a few EU countries). It's getting very annoying.
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    pbrigido , November 22, 2011 1:40 PM
    I'm not sure if I want to know the price of the 55" OLED TV. It will just be one more thing I won't be able to afford when it comes out.
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    neokaer , November 22, 2011 1:52 PM
    "Samsung and LG Electronics will reportedly introduce 55-inch OLED TVs at CES 2012"

    Finally, I just hope they're not like plasma TVs in their early days (price wise that is) and hoping that they are not 20k a pop.
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    mcd023 , November 22, 2011 1:56 PM
    probably will be close to that at first until supply increases. I'd love to have an OLED tv. Been waiting for one since I got my Samsung Focus
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    mcd023 , November 22, 2011 1:59 PM
    oh, isn't 50 ultrabooks a lot? I assume that they mean 50 different models. I hope I'm wrong. One reason for apple's success is that they have one form factor (for the iPad as an example) and one manufacturer. 50 models sounds like way too much. maybe 10 might be better.
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    mrkdilkington , November 22, 2011 2:07 PM
    Every damn year they announce a bigger OLED TV at CES, and yet we haven't seen a single one released in the states (besides the '07 Sony). They're just showing off prototypes for the sake of it with no intention of ever releasing them (besides on a small scale in Korea or a few EU countries). It's getting very annoying.
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    tanjo , November 22, 2011 2:31 PM
    50 new ultrabooks? Maybe 2 ultrabooks with same model but different sized SSD count as 2.

    OTOH, have they fixed the OLED burn in problem?
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    ojas , November 22, 2011 2:52 PM
    mcd023oh, isn't 50 ultrabooks a lot? I assume that they mean 50 different models. I hope I'm wrong. One reason for apple's success is that they have one form factor (for the iPad as an example) and one manufacturer. 50 models sounds like way too much. maybe 10 might be better.

    more choice=more competition =lower prices=this is what we need!
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    jimkiler , November 22, 2011 2:57 PM
    typo in the first paragraph, it should say tablets not tables, LOL.
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    wcooper007 , November 22, 2011 3:55 PM
    The picture isnt an ultrabook and it sure as hell isnt asus garbage its a intel designed SP5101s,SP5101p built by gigabyte or some other company not sure which the other one is but its a great laptop just not a ultrabook
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    invlem , November 22, 2011 4:15 PM
    Ooh, OLED tv's! Hopefully they'll drive down the prices of current TV's.

    The best thing to happen to LED TV pricing was the launch of 3DTVs. Hasn't been a real new development since then.
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    weewoo87 , November 22, 2011 5:09 PM
    Best thing to happen to LCD TV prices were "LED" TV's. LED's do nothing for picture quality unless it is full-array and/or has local/precision dimming. Yet everyone pays more for LED backlit TV's without local dimming? The energy savings do not warrant the extra price tag.

    Marketing at its best.
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    hannibal , November 22, 2011 5:33 PM
    55" Oled... 30k to 50k at least in the beginning. But it is good to see that they can manufacture now bigger Oleds, it may be possible to get smaller Oled even below 10k at no time...
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    stingstang , November 22, 2011 11:06 PM
    Ultrabooks. They're like laptops, but a little thinner, and exactly like any other laptop.
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    alidan , November 22, 2011 11:43 PM
    pbrigidoI'm not sure if I want to know the price of the 55" OLED TV. It will just be one more thing I won't be able to afford when it comes out.


    last oled thing i saw was a 8 inch not even hd tv, that costed 6000$, it may have been 8000, but i think 6 is a safer bet.

    that said, oled from my understanding is cheaper over all than lcd. this is what happens with minimal production runs.

    now, give me the monitor for the pc that is 30 inch, 2560x1600, and not ball breakingly expensive.
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    wiyosaya , November 23, 2011 1:38 AM
    neokaer"Samsung and LG Electronics will reportedly introduce 55-inch OLED TVs at CES 2012"Finally, I just hope they're not like plasma TVs in their early days (price wise that is) and hoping that they are not 20k a pop.

    Frankly, I think everyone interested in the tech hopes the same. There are some significant advances in OLED manufacturing tech in the works that if brought to market, will drop the price significantly, for instance, a tech from Dupont that allows OLED displays to be printed.
    mrkdilkingtonEvery damn year they announce a bigger OLED TV at CES, and yet we haven't seen a single one released in the states (besides the '07 Sony). They're just showing off prototypes for the sake of it with no intention of ever releasing them (besides on a small scale in Korea or a few EU countries). It's getting very annoying.

    LG is planning on releasing one to the market next year, 2012 that is, supposedly around mid-year.

    Here's a link to more info about the 55s at CES
    alidanlast oled thing i saw was a 8 inch not even hd tv, that costed 6000$, it may have been 8000, but i think 6 is a safer bet. that said, oled from my understanding is cheaper over all than lcd. this is what happens with minimal production runs. now, give me the monitor for the pc that is 30 inch, 2560x1600, and not ball breakingly expensive.

    Sony had an 11" consumer model the, XEL-1, on the market for a while that was $2,400. I saw one at a home theater retailer. The picture was very impressive, but way too small, IMHO.
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    wiyosaya , November 23, 2011 1:40 AM
    hannibal55" Oled... 30k to 50k at least in the beginning. But it is good to see that they can manufacture now bigger Oleds, it may be possible to get smaller Oled even below 10k at no time...

    In my opinion, it would be suicide for a company to release one to the consumer market at that price. Hopefully, we will find out by the middle of next year, as LG has plans to bring their 55 to the market by then - assuming, of course, those plans pan out.
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    mcd023 , November 23, 2011 2:40 PM
    what I'd really love to have would be an OLED monitor. That'd be perty, especially in wide gamut.
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    mrkdilkington , November 23, 2011 8:17 PM
    mcd023what I'd really love to have would be an OLED monitor. That'd be perty, especially in wide gamut.
    Why? I want 100% of the color gamut, no more, no less.
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    eddieroolz , November 24, 2011 2:41 AM
    With 50 or so ultrabooks, you'd think there'd be a few that would break the price barrier on the lower end.
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    johnthetoolmaster , January 20, 2012 12:49 AM
    wow ces 2012! looking forward to seeing what type of OLED tv will be coming out!!
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