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Intel 'metro notebook' genderizes laptops

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Tue April 17, 2007

Intel 'metro notebook'

Following the Mobile Internet Device, another Intel platform being revealed this week is the "metro notebook." Whereas most laptops are gender-neutral, metros are aimed directly at women; by Intel's philosophy, this mainly involves carrying the computer like a purse, with a correspondingly lighter and smaller body. The current prototype is less than 0.7 inches thick, and weighs 2.2 pounds, which means it can be easily supported by the built-in strap. Leather protects it from the elements.

There are other notable features however, namely its secondary "e-ink" screen, which displays content such as books and e-mail even when the rest of the system is off. WiFi, Bluetooth and WiMAX connections can be selected, and Intel would also like the laptop to serve as a quick charging pad, using induction to charge gadgets through simple direct contact. [via The Register]



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  1. Sprocket

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    OK - aside from the strap

    is there any reason why a guy in the corporate world wouldn't like that? h***, a charcoal grey leather cover, integrated attache handle, and a side-slit pocket -- bingo! Works for me.

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