Never Heard of Inhon? Don’t be embarrassed, neither had we.
Inhon might not be a household name when it comes to Notebooks, but they sure have pulled off something impressive. This small Taiwanese based computer maker is officially announcing the Blade 13 Carbon laptop, and its form factor propels Apple Macbook Air well into the chubby category. The even better news? It does it all at a similar price point, and with more impressive internal components.
This 13-inch Windows 8 Ultrabook is just 12.88mm thick, or if you like to nitpick, 2mm smaller than its closes competitor. The reduced mass also helps keep the weight down, allowing it to tip the scales at just 1.9lbs. That’s a full pound less than the Macbook Air. The Carbon 13 ships standard with a 1080p HD display, an Intel i5 or i7 processor, up to 256GB of SSD storage, and 4GB of RAM.
Availability in the USA hasn’t yet been announced, however Engadget is reporting it will officially go on-sale overseas in June for around $1,350. A less expensive Fiberglass version with a 1,600 x 900 display will offer a sub $1,000 option, but it increases the weight, and ultimately makes it a much less interesting device. It’s amazing to see how quickly OEM’s are shaving down Ultrabook form factors, but we also fear it will inevitably come at the expense of reparability.