The Taiwan based computer maker Gigabyte has laid down the gauntlet to other manufacturers when it comes to producing the lightest ultrabook around with their X11 notebook that weighs in at under a kilo (975g) due to the use of carbon fibre. This 11.6 inch machine may light it in weight but when it comes to features, it ticks all of the boxes required to carry the ultrabook label, such as being powered by Intel and fast starting using the Intel Rapid Start Technology.
The X11 ultrabook comes with the 11.6 inch LED back light high definition display with a 1366 x 768 of pixel resolutions and it comes with a built in 1.3 mega pixel web camera. It will be powered by the latest third generation of Intel Core Processors, supporting the Mobile Intel HM77 Express Chipset and with video coming from the Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics card. There is 4GB of DDRIII of on board memory and in keeping with the ultrabook standards; there is a large 128 GB solid state drive (SSD) available for storage purposes.
For internet access there is wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n wireless and then there is Bluetooth V4.0. For connectivity, there is a USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, DC IN, Combo Audio Jack, MINI DISPLAY and the handy Micro SD slot. The machine measures 297 mm (W) x 192 mm (D) x 3 to 16.5 (H) mm and weighs in at just 975 grams and that is with the battery pack in place.
The Gigabyte X11 ultrabook is expected to arrive in the stores worldwide this July with a starting price of around $1,000, but with the wide choice of options and upgrades available the final price could be as high as $1,300, which is a considerable increase on the starting figure.
Source [Pocket Lint]