Intel's super-thin laptop sets the bar a little higher

Now this — this is a sexy laptop. A mere 0.7 inches thick, it's nearly as thin as a Motorola RAZR phone yet still manages to pack in an impressive set of features. Inside the 2.25-pound body are all Intel components, including always-on connectivity that keeps you hooked up to Wi-Fi hotspots, EV-DO networks, or even WiMax connections, depending on what's available.

In addition to the insanely thin form factor, there will be magnetically attached skins to give it different looks, and it even has an external screen on top to let you see information without opening the computer.

So the real question is: When can I get one? Maybe as soon as the end of the year. It's merely a concept design by Intel, but the company seems serious about making it a reality. Don't expect the price to be anything but astronomical, however. If the price manages to get down to MacBook levels, Intel will have a serious contender on its hands.

Business Week, via Gizmodo