Gigabyte have taken the wrappers off their first Ultrabook, the super light X11 laptop.
Have you been impressed with the latest crop of Ultrabooks, sporting sleek lines, wedge-shaped finesse and a weight comparable to a few bags of sugar? Well you haven’t seen anything yet, as Gigabyte have released the world’s lightest 11.6″ Ultrabook.
Made completely from carbon fibre, each X11 is hand made so completely unique in weave from one another, making them not only excellent looking yet light machines but also collectable too, if not for value but rather bragging rights down your local.
In terms of power, you can choose from two 3rd Generation Intel Core processors in the name of the reliable and powerful i7-3517U Processor and 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3317U Processor, both of which are tried and tested CPU’s offering up Intel HD 4000 Graphics perfect for multi-tasking. Running alongside either processor is 4GB of RAM, ensuring things tick along nicely.
Whilst the build of these machines is excellent, the display is less so however. It’s an 11.6″ LED display with a native resolution of 1366×760, about standard for laptops, but not as good as some other Ultrabook screens.
The keyboard is good though, offering up 95% of the full size keyboards you’ll find in larger laptops, and it is backlit too ensuring maximum productivity in the dark, should you be the kind of person who takes their laptop to bed.
The price could prove a sticking point with the X11 however, with the lesser specification machines starting at £1,000 inc VAT. Core i7 configuration prices have not yet been disclosed by Gigabyte, but expect them to be +£200 more than the i5 version.