Intel and Ziba Unveil World's Thinnest Notebook

Intel and design firm Ziba have teamed up to build a prototype for what's being called the world's thinnest notebook. The machine sports essentially all of Intel's current mobile technology, yet is less than .7" thick.  That makes the unit slightly thicker than a Motorola RAZR, but as you can see in the pic at the left thinner than a penny standing on its edge. BusinessWeek has the scoop, along with an image gallery that's sure to impress.

"When Intel asked designers to build a better laptop, its instructions were simple, really. The machine has to be fashionable, able to connect to all manner of wireless networks, and full of the latest, fastest computing capabilities. Oh yes, and make it as thin as Motorola's Razr. Its own engineers in conjunction with Ziba Design in Portland, Ore., rose to the challenge.

The result, code-named Intel mobile Metro notebook, is less than 0.7 inches thick—about one-quarter of an inch thicker than Motorola's (MOT) iconic cell phone, making it the world's thinnest notebook."

My wife would kill for one of these.  Time to make some phone calls...