If you’ve never heard of Inhon, you will be forgiven. Who you say! Well that just might change with the Taiwanese computer maker’s Blade 13 Carbon laptop, which it claims is now the world’s thinnest and lightest. Tipping the scale at 870g (1.9 pounds) and 10.7mm, the company says it undercuts NEC’s 12.8mm Lavie X by a whopping 2mm, while nipping the 875g LaVie Z by 5g.
This doesn’t mean it’s light-weight on the inside either. Packed into Inhon’s wafer thin case is a Core i5 or i7 CPU, 1080p screen, 128GB or 256GB SSD and 4GB of RAM. If you’re looking for that kind of power, the Carbon will also lighten your pocketbook to the respectable tune of £900, while the fiberglass version 1,600 x 900, still radically lean at 12.6mm and 1,195g (2.6 pounds) — will run a £700 or so. These models will arrive in Taiwan in June, with no sign that it’ll come to relieve us overburdened laptop users in the UK.