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Gigabyte Unveils the X11, The World's Lightest Ultrabook

By Kenny Yeo - on 5 Jun 2012, 2:32am

Gigabyte Unveils the X11, The World's Lightest Ultrabook

Carbon fibre is a high-tech material that is famed for its high strength to weight ratio. In fact, carbon fibre is used extensively in the automotive world today to build F1 race cars and high-end hyper and super cars. Today, this practice has trickled down to the computing world as Gigabyte has just unveiled the X11 Ultrabook.

Thanks to its use of carbon fibre, not only it is light, the carbon fibre weave makes it look incredibly sexy too.

The carbon fibre chassis has been lacquered to give it a shiny, glossy look. Unfortunately, this also means it gets smudged with fingerprints easily.

Dubbed by Gigabyte as the world’s lightest notebook, the 11.6-inch X11 weighs in at a mere 975g (2.15 pounds). This is achieved thanks to its full carbon fibre chassis, making it the computing equivalent of the Pagani Huayra hyper car. Unfortunately, while the Huayra boasts a 700hp V12 AMG engine, the X11 has to make do with something more modest.

To be specific, it will come with either a Core i5-3317U or Core i7-3517U processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, Intel HD 4000 graphics, 128GB SSD, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and a 1.3 mega-pixel web camera.

Prices are expected to be between US$999 to US$1300, which is pretty good considering the full carbon fibre construction.

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