Intel's Metro Notebook Doubles as a Portable Battery

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Intel has lifted the veil on a conceptual laptop dubbed the Metro Notebook. Aside from being under an inch thick, the notebook will come with a cordless charging pad that'll let you juice up any of your gadgets just by placing them on the notebook.

The notebook is meant to be worn like a messenger bag and has an external e-ink display that gives you quick access to email and calendar info. Inside sits a hefty Core 2 Duo CPU along with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and WiMax radios. Now if only they could get all ultraportables this slim.

Intel Restyles Laptop as Wireless Fashion Accessory [Reg Hardware via GearFuse]

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The screen looks way too small. Also, is this thing waterproof? And I am already paranoid about using my IPOD out in certain neighborhoods, can you imagine how easy it would be to steal these off of someone? I do like the wireless charging feature, but it just doesn't seem worth it to me.