Gigabyte Technology has unveiled the Gigabyte X11 laptop, an Ultrabook which has a chassis made exclusively of carbon fiber.
Because of the light weight and strength of carbon fiber, the company is calling the Gigabyte X11 the world’s lightest ever laptop. The “lightest notebook on Earth,” Gigabyte calls the X11.
From the looks of the new notebook and underlying hardware that powers it, it’s an Ultrabook as defined by Intel.
How light is this new Ultrabook? The Gigabyte X11 weighs under 1kg (that’s 975g if you’re into splitting hairs).
The Gigabyte X11 has a chassis which is rail-thin measuring at 16.5mm at its thickest and down to 3mm at its thinnest.
Featured on the Gigabyte Ultrabook is an 11.6-inch 1366×768-pixel LED-backlit display panel. It also has a 1.3MP camera and will have Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional pre-installed depending on the model.
Powering the Gigabyte X11 are unnamed 3rd-generation Intel Core processors equipped with Ivy Bridge, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Mobile Intel HM77 Express chipset equipped with Intel HD Graphics 4000.
For storage, the Gigabyte X11 will have a 128GB SSD drive and wireless connectivity is done via Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.
Other connectivity needs are taken care of via two USB 3.0 ports and a Mini DisplayPort.
The Gigabyte X11 is expected to go on sale for $999 to $1,299.