Intel shows off ultra-thin Metro notebook

Posted on Friday, May 25 2007 @ 17:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel presented its new ultra-thin Metro notebook concept. The Metro notebook has an external LCD display, is less than 0.7-inch thick and weighs only 2.25 pounds:
And unlike other computer prototypes, including some from Intel, this one actually may line the shelves of a retailer before long. Intel hasn't announced an official release date but people familiar with the matter say a PC maker will announce plans to start manufacturing the machine later this year.

The laptop—the only notebook design expected to come out of Intel (INTC) this year—was first showcased at an Intel Developer Forum in Beijing in April, but designers gave an exclusive, up-close look at the technology and ideas behind the project. If manufactured and sold on a wide scale, the creation could have a lasting impact on computer design, use, and marketing.

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