Gigabyte, the Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer, has recently announced plans to create an extremely thin Ultrabook. Called the Gigabyte X11 laptop, it looks to challenge the Macbook Air for light-laptop supremacy.
Just how small is the X11? Well, Gigabyte claims that it’s approximately 975 grams, or about 2.1 pounds. Even more amazing is the fact that it measures 0.3cm at its thinnest point.
Just because the X11 is small doesn’t meant that it won’t be a powerful PC. In fact, it’s got some hardcore hardware inside. With an 11.6-inch LED display at a resolution of 1366×768, the X11 will be crystal clear.
As far as internal hardware goes, the X11 will also have a Intel Ivy Bridge processor, 4GB of RAM, Intel HD 4000 graphics, and a 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD). With those kinds of specs, the X11 will handle just about any program you throw at it with ease – provided you’re not into PC gaming. The SSD will also ensure that the entire operating system – and all of your programs – loads at an incredibly fast pace.
Since the X11 looks to compete with the MacBook Air, it’s priced at a similar rate. Prices will range between $1,000 to $1,300.
Whether you’re sick of carrying a heavy laptop to and from school every day, or you just want to have the latest and greatest technology, the X11 will seek to impress when it starts shipping later this July.