Gigabyte has introduced the X11, an 11-inch notebook that claims a few titles. Specifically, the company claims it to be the world’s first notebook to rock an all-carbon fiber chassis. The use of the light material amounts to a thin and light (and strong) frame that measures only 3mm thin at its thinnest point and weighs only 975g, or what Gigabyte claims to be the lightest notebook in the world.
According to Gigabyte, the use of carbon fiber on the frame makes it six times stronger than aluminum while giving it higher elasticity that helps it withstand compression and impact. Other unique features include a glass fiber multi-touch pad that’s said to be more sensitive to touch, as well as “sports car dual air vents”, or a pair of aluminum air vents that expel heat at the back. You know, like a sports car.
Under the hood, the X11 runs on Intel’s 3rd-generation Core (Ivy Bridge) processors coupled with a 128GB solid state drive for speed. The 11.6-inch screen features a 1366 x 768 HD resolution, while connectivity options include both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth 4.0.
Despite the exotic materials and “hand-made” build, the X11 still comes with a reasonable price. It’s due out in July, starting at $999 for the base Core i5 model, and tops out at $1,299 with a Core i7 chip.