10 technologies that disappointed in 2012

Here are 10 technologies that fell short of expectations in 2012

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The Ultrabook

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In the pre-CES hype around this time last year, Ultrabook was the buzzword. And, at the time, it seemed justified – Intel had sunk $300 million into marketing for the ultra-thin laptops, and IHS iSuppli predicted 22 million devices would be sold by the end of 2012. Well, it’s the end of 2012, and iSuppli has updated its figures: only 10.3 million shipped this year. For 2013, iSuppli also reduced its sales prediction for Ultrabooks, from 61 million to 44 million.

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