A New Competitor to Apple's MacBook Air Emerges

Prunes - April 22, 2013 12:25PM in Manufacturers

Apple's Macbook Air has finally been dethroned as the lightest and thinnest laptop. A small Taiwanese computer maker called Inhon has recently announced its Blade 13 Carbon laptop that weighs only 870g, which is close to 200g lighter than Macbook Air. The thickness is only 10.7mm, making it a massive 2mm slimmer than its closest competitor. It features a 1080p display, either an i5 or an i7 cpu, up to 256GB SSD, and 4GB of RAM. A cheaper fiberglass version at 12.6mm and 1,195g will also be released. The resolution also goes down on the cheaper version with only 1600x900 pixels. The price for the cheaper version is estimated at around $1,000.

It'll be released in Taiwan in June though no release date for the US market is known. According to Engadget it will be priced at around $1,350, which means it will be able to compete with MacBook Air, so hopefully it'll ship to other continents later this year.

Source: Engadget