Intel is currently studying the possibility of integrating HD screens with 2560 x 1440 pixels of definition in Ultrabooks from 2012.
Announced at Computex 2011 by Intel, the Ultrabook concept constitutes new competition for Apple’s MacBook Air. The first models arrive these days with the Aspire S3 from Acer and the UX21 / UX 31 from Asus. For this type of computer, 13 and 11 inch formats are preferred. In 13 inches, the definition is content with 1366 x 768 pixels in 16: 9, which does not promote comfort of use.
So, Intel wonders if using a Retina display would be good for the next generation of Ultrabooks, which will adopt their new Ivy Bridge platform. Of course, if this were to happen, it would be ideal if the definition were changed to 16:10 in 2560 x 1600 pixels for easier vertical reading. However, such an innovation would play against production costs, undoubtedly driving up the bill. As a reminder, the objective of the Ultrabook is to stay below 1000 euros by offering a thin, light, efficient and secure system, which is already giving manufacturers a hard time.