By Rob Dunn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
If you work in IT in any company, hide this article from your executives. Seriously.
Introducing the exciting Intel Metro Mobile concept… Designed by Ziba, the laptop boasts a mere 0.7″ height, 2.25 lbs, and a staggering 14 hours battery life! My opinion? Besides using the now ubiquitous word “Metro” (short for “metrosexual”), the laptop is making me drool as I type this article.
No detailed technical specs regarding processor/memory architecture have been released as of yet (just try to find any information about it on Intel’s website), but it will have all the latest wireless offerings…WiFi, EVDO, WiMAX, built-in web camera, and while not confirmed, it may offer an ultra-thin kitchen sink as well (OK, not really, but I think it should!).
The internal drive will be flash-based (the main contributor for the excellent battery life). Also, the leather folio accessory, which has its own “mug me” purse-like fashion strap, appears to have a display built in for Windows Slideshows. This folio, while plugged in, will allow the laptop to recharge its batteries, merely by placing it inside.
The display glass will reach to the very corners of the lid, getting rid of those flabby “lid lips” that the rest of us have. The back-lit keys will have a completely smooth design, while the external casing will have gold-trim. Note that there is not one iota of plastic on the laptop casing at all, which smacks of luxury while at the same time, grants a firmness to the wafer-like form-factor.
This should most definitely set a new standard for PC design, while hopefully not making function take a backseat to form.
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