Intel Unveils Metro, World's Thinnest Laptop, Almost Skinny as a RAZR

Click to viewLord have mercy, Intel has just created a laptop that's as pretty as a supermodel, and thinner, too. Codenamed the Intel Mobile Metro Notebook, this prototype was designed by Intel along with Ziba Design, and it's a mere .7 inches thick and weighs just 2.25 pounds. It's no dumb blonde, either, packed with Intel's speediest and most efficient components, which will probably be plenty fast by the time this machine is manufactured, maybe even as soon as the end of this year.

This one has it all. The slim, champagne-colored magnesium notebook—which is only a quarter of an inch thicker than a Motorola RAZR cellphone—will include a magnetically attached folder that will be available in different fashion colors. That folder will also be able to charge up the laptop wirelessly, and ladies (at whom this design is clearly aimed) can attach a strap to it and make it look just like a purse. Jeez, what else did they include in this beauty?

Intel Unveils Metro, World's Thinnest Laptop, Almost Skinny as a RAZR

Intel Unveils Metro, World's Thinnest Laptop, Almost Skinny as a RAZR

Intel Unveils Metro, World's Thinnest Laptop, Almost Skinny as a RAZR

Intel Unveils Metro, World's Thinnest Laptop, Almost Skinny as a RAZR

Intel Unveils Metro, World's Thinnest Laptop, Almost Skinny as a RAZR

Intel Unveils Metro, World's Thinnest Laptop, Almost Skinny as a RAZR

Intel Unveils Metro, World's Thinnest Laptop, Almost Skinny as a RAZR

It'll have always-on connectivity, using all Intel chips, of course, to connect via Wi-Fi, EV-DO and WiMax. It'll also have a flash memory hard drive, with an expected battery life of 14 hours. Check out the glow-in-the-dark, the screen on the outside of that folder, the beautiful gold accents, and the overall thinness of this thing. It's just astonishing.

If Intel is able to deliver this notebook anytime soon, it's going to give Apple a run for its money. The big question now? How much will this cost? According to Business Week, the main reason so many other laptops look so lame is because of cost considerations, and the designers of this notebook admit that price was no object. Even if it's expensive, this design is so thin and beautiful, it's sure to bring some fat changes to the laptop world.

The World's Thinnest Notebook [Business Week]