In spite of early hiccups, IHS is optimistic about ultrabook sales, predicting the systems -...

|By:, SA News Editor

In spite of early hiccups, IHS is optimistic about ultrabook sales, predicting the systems - thin-and-light notebooks with long battery life - will account for 43% of global notebook shipments in 2015. Strong ultrabook sales could give Intel (INTC) a leg up on AMD, given the former's efforts to promote the concept, and their use of solid-state drives could prove a boon for SanDisk (SNDK).