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Gigabyte X11 - lightest Notebook on Earth - unveiling May 31st

by Alistair Lowe on 24 May 2012, 10:22

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Something to note down in your diary, May 31st at a PR event in Taipei, days before Computex, which, rather disappointingly, is running alongside E3, Gigabyte is to announce its new X11 notebook, which it claims will be "The lightest notebook on Earth." Holding-back on claims on the scale of galaxies or universes, gracefully accepting that should aliens exist, they may very well have produced a lighter notebook.

Gigabyte Invitation

With reference to the '6th Element' in the pre-announcement, Gigabyte is perhaps suggesting construction from carbon fibre, with carbon as the 6th element in the periodic table. Other lightweight Notebooks are also utilising new alloys, such as the lithium-magnesium alloy employed by NEC on its latest LaVie Z 13.3 inch Ultrabook, which weighs only a single kilogram. There's also the remote possibility for new tech such as flexible OLED displays, which, by utilising a plastic substrate, weigh less than glass alternatives. Another large factor in notebook weight is the battery, and so this is something else to keep an eye on during the announcement.

There's a lot to look forward to in the second week of June, with Computex for technology lovers, E3 for gamers and lots of surprise announcements, we'll be busy here at HEXUS to bring you the latest news as it crops up at each event.



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With reference to the ‘6th Element’ in the pre-announcement, we suspect the Notebook to be constructed from a new alloy, such as the lithium-magnesium alloy employed by NEC on its latest LaVie Z 13.3 inch Ultrabook
Really? I was thinking carbon fibre. That is the 6th element on the periodic table after all.
aidanjt
Really? I was thinking carbon fibre. That is the 6th element on the periodic table after all.

Good point, I'll update the post.
aidanjt
Really? I was thinking carbon fibre. That is the 6th element on the periodic table after all.

Mind you it's about time someone cracks carbon nanotube production.
How long before the carbon fibre iPhone rumours start? This laptop is going to cost the end of the earth, for Lamborghini or Ferrari drivers only. Big thumbs up for Gigabyte though if they are pushing the boundaries, fed up with Apple pretending they are the designers of the world and everything in it.
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aidanjt
Really? I was thinking carbon fibre. That is the 6th element on the periodic table after all.

Mind you it's about time someone cracks carbon nanotube production.

Naaa, it's copper nanotubes where the real business is :D