Intel’s newest creation is sure to turn some heads being that it is only 0.7–inches think and a mere 2.25–pounds! Ziba has designed the new laptop that not only looks sleek and fashionable, but it’s also usable!




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Note: These prototype images must be pretty old because the one on the right is using a very early version of Vista (I’m guessing from about 2 years ago).

They have taken the liberty of using solid-state drives in the notebook instead of the typical hard drive that is mechanical, which helps boost the notebook’s battery life up to 14–hours! An alternate method for lighting up the keys (MacBook Pro has backlit keys) was used: orange text is used on each key which is capable of glowing in the dark.

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Oh, and being able to accessorize your laptop with protective colored covers is sure to be a hit. Especially since they only use embedded magnets to stay attached to the computer, thereby making it easy to switch out the cover to match the color of your outfit. Not to mention the fact that it comes with an attachable should strap so that you can carry it like a purse. :)

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The worth of such a laptop is still up for debate, but you can bet your lucky shorts that this isn’t going to be a budget-priced notebook. People always rave about how great the MacBooks are in terms of build-quality, so maybe this is exactly what the PC market needs to raise the standards?

Source: BusinessWeek [via Slashdot]