Code-named Intel mobile Metro notebook, is less than 0.7 inches thick—about one-quarter of an inch thicker than Motorola’s iconic cell phone, making it the world’s thinnest notebook. And at 2.25 pounds, it’s also one of the lightest small-sized portable computers. Other features include always-on Internet connectivity via various wireless technologies.
And unlike other computer prototypes, including some from Intel, this one actually may line the shelves of a retailer before long. Intel hasn’t announced an official release date but people familiar with the matter say a PC maker will announce plans to start manufacturing the machine later this year.
Behold the Razr of laptops. The thinnest notebook computer ever, this new machine created by Ziba Design and Intel, packs enough futuristic features to make a geek’s head spin.
On the outside, from its no-rim screen to its groovy keyboard, the notebook is gloriously smooth and streamlined. A special accessory-a leather-like folder that wraps around the laptop and attaches with magnets-serves as a wireless charger and an external screen that lets users check e-mail without opening the computer. Add a strap, and the whole thing turns into a bag that can be adorned with a favorite picture on the screen.
Inside, meanwhile, there’s built-in wireless compatibility with WiMax, a speedier, longer-range cousin of Wi-Fi that’s just starting to reach the market.