World's thinnest and lightest Windows 8 laptop coming from Inhon

How thin would you like your laptop? If you like having a super-thin and super-light notebook, then Inhon might have something right up your alley... if you live in Taiwan. The company has announced the Blade 13 Carbon, which it says is the world's thinnest and lightest notebook.

Engadget reports that the Blade 13 Carbon is just 1.9 pounds and is 10.7mm in thickness. As the name of the notebook suggests, the laptop uses carbon fiber for its case, along with a magnesium alloy for its keyboard. The Windows 8 notebook doesn't come with a touchscreen but it is 13 inches in size with support for up to 1080p resolution. It also comes with either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, a 128 or 256 GB SSD, and 4 GB of RAM.

The price for the Inhon Blade 13 Carbon starts at $1,350, which is actually not bad considering you are getting a full notebook that's close to the weight of some tablets. While the notebook is due for release in June in Taiwan, there's no word when, or even if, it will be sold in other markets. The company is also releasing a 2.6 pound version of the notebook, using fiberglass, that costs about $1,000.

Source: Engadget | Image via Engadget

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No kidding. I'd much rather get that sexy ASUS that's incredibly thin with a solid state drive, IPS display, and touch screen for around $1000 or so.

Carbon Fiber said,
That's actually pretty cheap.
My Lenovo Carbon X1 was 'somewhat' more expensive and has similar specs.
The Lenovo looks better too. And its a ThinkPad. it has to cost more for those 2 reasons

You must have some superman eyes there, being you can tell how fragile something is from a single, small picture without actually holding or touching the thing. Of course, they make cars, air planes, and more from carbon fiber, but use it in a laptop and it is fragile?

You act as though I offended you in some way, that wasn't my intention. I don't think i'm Superman, although I am a pretty super guy.

Here is a better image highlighting just how thin it is: http://imgur.com/lSiRJrV

Although it is quite neat how they've managed to press everything down, it leaves one to ponder how it would react with normal everyday use. Or even worse, what happens when slight pressure is applied to it when the lid is closed.

With the 2008+ Macbook Pro models pressure damage was common place to the LCD screens due to how thin they started designing them. I've replaced many a LCD from these very thin, and stylish laptops. Although beautiful, how practical is it really?

SoylentG said,
You must have some superman eyes there, being you can tell how fragile something is from a single, small picture without actually holding or touching the thing. Of course, they make cars, air planes, and more from carbon fiber, but use it in a laptop and it is fragile?
Its not actually made out of carbon fiber. Its a polymer based that carbon is wrapped around. But close enough. Lighter than a Mac, but also equally as ugly. The Lenovo Carbon looks a bit better.

Joseph B said,
You act as though I offended you in some way, that wasn't my intention. I don't think i'm Superman, although I am a pretty super guy.

Here is a better image highlighting just how thin it is: http://imgur.com/lSiRJrV

Although it is quite neat how they've managed to press everything down, it leaves one to ponder how it would react with normal everyday use. Or even worse, what happens when slight pressure is applied to it when the lid is closed.

With the 2008+ Macbook Pro models pressure damage was common place to the LCD screens due to how thin they started designing them. I've replaced many a LCD from these very thin, and stylish laptops. Although beautiful, how practical is it really?

Calm down, it was not an attack, I was just poking a little fun at how you can supposedly tell how sturdy something is from a simple photo.

Seeing pictures and specs doesn't really mean much until it comes out, and you decided to put it down. Somehow that strikes me as a little hypocritical.