But it could be that Intel accomplished exactly what it set out to last year. Stice says the true value of the Ultrabook's release in 2012 can be better measured by its impact on the design of future devices than its first-year sales. Given the leaps that have been made since then, CES 2013 may one day be seen as a turning point for the Ultrabook.
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