World's Lightest 13-Inch Laptop Recharges in 10 Minutes

Will weigh less than 1kg and boast USB 3.0

By Sebastian Pop on May 7th, 2010 14:02 GMT
PC makers have a habit of presenting new laptops and desktops on a regular basis but, every so often, a company will take a chance and announce a PC that has the potential of becoming either the newest must-have or the newest let-down. In this case, no real announcement has been made, but rumors suggest that Toshiba may be on the verge of showing a laptop that seeks to become both the lightest 13-inch device in existence, as well as the one to recharge the fastest.

Apparently, the 13-inch notebook will be powered by an Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 central processing unit. Each chip is backed up by up to 4GB of memory and either a hard drive or solid state drive with top capacities of 500GB and 512MB, respectively. The reports also state that the mobile computer will have an LCD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. All of these components will somehow be crammed inside a super thin and light chassis of under 1kg.

Thinness and lightness are all well and good, but a revolutionary device is all the more enthralling when it sets a new standard in more than one area. The upcoming Toshiba laptop will supposedly make use of a Super Charged ion Battery (SCiB). This type of battery has been in existence since 2008 and, while it is unclear how long a battery life it will enable, it was shown to be able to charge to 90% in just 10 minutes. This should definitely prove quite an asset to any end-user even remotely interested in ultraportables.

As if this much was not already enough, the folks over at vozExpress have also revealed that there will be built-in support for the USB 3.0 interface standard on this machine. There was also a mention of a certain ”Blaze Mountain” cooling, but there is no way of knowing for sure what it is and does. Consumers need not despair, though, as it shouldn't be long until Toshiba makes the official announcement, at which point all should become crystal clear.
Toshiba plans super-light 13-inch laptop, will recharge in 10 minutes
   Toshiba plans super-light 13-inch laptop, will recharge in 10 minutes
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