Gigabyte unveils "world's lightest" carbon fiber notebook

By Jos
May 31, 2012
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  1. Gigabyte has taken the wraps of what it claims is the world's lightest notebook: the Gigabyte X11. As the name suggests this is an 11-inch system —11.6 specifically — and...

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  2. Phwooarrr. I like a bit of carbon fibre.
  3. "...a 1366 x 768 pixel LED-backlit display"

    Nothing special here...move on.
  4. Raswan

    Raswan TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 279

    It's an 11-inch notebook. You people need to quit pretending to be snobby about laptop displays because you think it makes you look discerning and cool. It just makes you look like an ***** to the rest of us. You want an IPS display? GET A DESKTOP. Or, at least, quit pretending you're ever going to see a decent display in a freaking 11-inch form factor for under a grand. Christ.
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,859   +343

    *****s that think 1080p is good for a 12 inch screen, good luck trying to read crap.
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,382   +15

    Raswan I dont appreciate your garbage post regarding your opinion to one's other. Not one bit.
    If it had an IPS display I'd strongly consider getting this for my little sister's freshman college year, but Im sure a Macbook Air for a similar price as a much better display and touchpad functionality :( Im not a big Apple fan so thats a bummer not to see a good PC contender yet. I gotta say the displays on the Macbooks and the touchpad are darn nice.
  7. inventix1136

    inventix1136 Newcomer, in training Posts: 85   +14

    Which target are the manufacturers after? There really isn't that big of a market in the $999-$1500 space for machines that are more about design rather than function.
  8. Raswan

    Raswan TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 279

    First, agissi, you flatter yourself if you think I give a runny $hit what you think of my opinion (I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you meant to say "regarding another's opinion," instead of that indecipherable nonsense you posted). However, because I'm bored I'll deign to answer you: why in the h.e. double hockey sticks are you looking for an IPS display for your FRESHMAN little sister? Huh? Does she have 100-20 vision? Or is she just in the habit of having big bro buy her over-the-top crap she'll never even appreciate? You got a bunch of extra money to burn?

    Laptops in the last year have gotten plenty nice enough to compare to the MBA. Read a review. I'm not convinced you know anything about the MBA display OR its touchpad, or you would know this too.
  9. Raswan: And yet the New iPad uses a 9.7-inch display with 2048X1536 resolution, and it looks fantastic, just like a photograph that is shot and printed using Leica lenses - have you never heard of Windows display scaling - you can tweak the text until it *is* readable.

    You seem to be arrogant with no basis for it - then again it is difficult to be humble when you aren't good enough at anything to need to be humble about it, so I guess it's a cover-up.

    I think you've won the YDS award for the day.
  10. Neojt

    Neojt TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 135   +9

    yep the good old stat versus fact !!

    its like comparing 100W Paradigm speakers with 500W JVC or whatever plastic.... OH the 500W is better the number is higher !! NOT

    Ive seen alot of displays and numbers often dont mean much. PLus Raswan has a point its 11ich screen Most 15inch laptop had 1280*768 and most 17 ich had 1440*900 !!

    The only thing I hate about new PC screen is that their in the 16:9 resolution/for factor NOW taht is CRAP PC are 16:10 web sites are optimized for 4:3 and 16:10 if I want a tv ill buy a TV
  11. Raswan

    Raswan TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Thanks Neojt, for saving me time. And I agree with you that the 16:9 standard is getting old. Dear guest@8:15a--I will not dispute the fact that I am an arrogant SOB, because it is absolutely true. Just like you could not dispute the fact that you clearly know little about display technology, since this is just as clearly displayed above. Screen resolution is the only thing I need to know about a display? WTF? Thank god you were here to set me straight. I'd better get over to AVS and tell them they've been wasting their breath for the last ten years...
     
  12. It's not "magical"
  13. miluthui

    miluthui TechSpot Member Posts: 16

  14. Raswan I dont appreciate your garbage post regarding your opinion to one's other. Not one bit. If it had an IPS display I'd strongly consider getting this for my little sister's freshman college year, but Im sure a Macbook Air for a similar price as a much better display and touchpad functionality Im not a big Apple fan so thats a bummer not to see a good PC contender yet. I gotta say the displays on the Macbooks and the touchpad are darn nice.
  15. Sean Murray

    Sean Murray Newcomer, in training

    After further research Gigabyte has actually misinformed the public about this device. It is actually a netbook, not a notebook since there is no internal CD/DVD/BD drive. That is a whole different line up.
  16. Carbon Fiber is indestructible... Carbon Fiber surfboards are indestructible... we drop them 20 feet off our balcony on cement and it couldn't damage it lol
  17. meh. Sony Vaio X, 1.6 lbs, about a pound lighter, was great but discontinued, was about $1200
  18. Oops, 1/2 pound lighter, reading from different page
     


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