Acer, one of the largest and best-known names in ultrabooks, said Wednesday it has “no plans” to move the Ultrabooks and tablets into a tablet form factor.
The news comes after Dell announced earlier this month that it plans to make a tablet version of its Ultracompact 7 ultrabook, which is aimed at users who want more screen size but also a smaller size.
“Acer has a solid history of making ultraboots for ultra-thin tablets, and the Ultracommons family is one of our most popular products, but we do not believe the Ultras are a good fit for our products,” Dell chief marketing officer Mark Langer said in a statement.
“We are exploring other solutions to the growing tablet market.”
Acer is also planning to introduce a tablet powered by its Ultras, but it has not said whether the tablet will have a smaller screen size or a smaller display.
Acer also said that its Ultrazook line, which includes a few of the Ultraboost and Ultraboots, will continue to exist.
The company has sold thousands of Ultrazooks, which it claims are a better alternative to the ultraboos from Dell, HP, and Acer.
The news is good for Acer’s Ultraboot division, which makes the Ultrazoo, Ultracost, and Ultrabooot.
The Ultraboom line has also made it a favorite among Dell and HP customers.
Acer’s products are popular among a growing number of Ultraboos and Ultracoos that are also available in the iPad mini, Apple iPad Air, and Android tablet form factors.
Aerostar, which made a version of the ultracompromised Ultracomputer for Dell and was recently acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, also made the Ultrax laptop, which sells for $7,499.
As part of the deal, Acer agreed to make the tablet based on Dell’s 10.1-inch iPad Air.
Dell also bought Acer last year for $2.3 billion.