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The Gigabyte X11 is a new 11.6-inch Ultrabook from Taiwanese company Gigabyte that, thanks to its solid carbon fibre shell, enjoys the distinction of the being the lightest Ultrabook on Earth. For now. You'd be forgiven for not having heard of Gigabyte until now – the company is notable for producing motherboards and graphics cards for other manufacturers. That looks set to change, however, with the launch of the Gigabyte X11 and its big brother the Gigabyte U2442. Taking more than a few cues from the likes of Formula 1, the Gigabyte X11 Ultrabook sports a carbon fibre weave pattern with a lacquered coating to prevent scratches and marks covering the chassis. As you can see from our pictures, though, that doesn't prevent smudgy fingerprints from covering the lid in a matter of seconds. At 975g, it's incredibly light – a full 105g lighter than a MacBook Air. Inside the Gigabyte X11 Ultrabook you'll find a Chiclet-style keyboard and a glass multi-gesture touchpad with integrated buttons. During our brief spell with the Gigabyte X11 Ultrabook, the keyboard responded well, with very soft-touch keys with a surprising amount of travel.
With ultrabooks dropping left, right and centre, to stand out, a new model has to be the best-est at something. How about the lightest? Gigabyte thinks it has the answer in the form of the X11 -- an 11-inch machine made entirely from carbon fibre, which is not only extremely slim, but also the lightest ultrabook I've seen. It's packed with the latest components for some seriously impressive power. And at just over a grand, it's fairly reasonably priced, compared to other ultrabooks out there.Although its design and performance make me want to give it an amazing score, there are a couple of small issues with the keyboard and trackpad that prevent it from getting full marks. My review model is an early build that's been constructed entirely by hand, rather than by accurate robots. If these problems are resolved on the final model, I will be updating the review to potentially give it an extremely rare five stars.It's due to go on sale at the end of the month and is open for pre-order on Amazon now for £1,099.If you've been scouting around laptop reviews looking for the lightest machine you can find to keep your hand luggage down to a manageable level, then you've finally come to the right place.