updated 01:30 pm EDT, Tue April 17, 2007
Intel 'metro notebook'
Following the Mobile Internet Device, another Intel platform being revealed this week is the "metro notebook." Whereas most laptops are gender-neutral, metros are aimed directly at women; by Intel's philosophy, this mainly involves carrying the computer like a purse, with a correspondingly lighter and smaller body. The current prototype is less than 0.7 inches thick, and weighs 2.2 pounds, which means it can be easily supported by the built-in strap. Leather protects it from the elements.
There are other notable features however, namely its secondary "e-ink" screen, which displays content such as books and e-mail even when the rest of the system is off. WiFi, Bluetooth and WiMAX connections can be selected, and Intel would also like the laptop to serve as a quick charging pad, using induction to charge gadgets through simple direct contact. [via The Register]