Carbon heavy. Taiwan's Gigabyte Technologies unveiled the "world's lightest" laptop at Computex, the Gigabyte X11, made from a durable, lightweight carbon fiber material that is six times more durable than aluminum, according to the vendor. The specs: 11.6-inch screen, 2.15 pounds (a shade lighter than Apple's MacBook Air), 128GB solid-state drive, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a high-definition 1366-by-768-pixel resolution display, and a large fiberglass touchpad; a USB 2.0 port on one side, a USB 3.0 port on the other, a Micro SD slot, and audio port; and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Initially, it runs Windows 7 on Intel's new "Ivy Bridge" Core i5 and i7 processors. The X11 will be priced between $1,000 and $1,300. It's on sale in the U.S. in Q3.