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We already know that, having failed to set the world alight with its tablets, Acer is keen to talk up alternatives, most notably Intel's Ultrabook platform. So it comes as little surprise that the PC maker is saying it's going to sell a lot of them this year.

Specifically, it reckons at least a quarter and perhaps more than a third of its notebook shipments - 25-35 per cent - will be the skinny computers this year.

Acer's 15in Aspire Timeline Ultra skinnybook drew much attention during this month's Consumer Electronics Shows (CES).

Acer - along with almost every other Windows notebook vendor - will be releasing Ultrabooks based on Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge chippery in Q2. Even more Ultrabooks will follow in Q3, DigiTimes reports, quoting Acer chairman JT Wang.

That will help lift the company's overall 2012 notebooks shipments ten per cent year on year, Acer forecast. ®

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