Intel's Mooly Eden has insisted that the company's Ultrabooks are going to get even slimmer - despite some already boasting a thickness of just 18mm.
Eden insisted that the current prices would drop quickly due to economies of scale, making the ultra-thin laptops more attainable, but also insisted that the thickness was "only the beginning".
"…the big challenge was that if you want to take a 32 or 40mm [thick] notebook and translate it to 18mm and read my lips, 18mm is only the beginning - there are many components that need to be changed and manufactured in high volume in order to drive the costs down," Eden said.
"The [target price for Ultrabooks has been] $999. Our target is to pull it lower collectively."
Of course, at some point it becomes very difficult to make a computer strong enough when it is so slim, but modern materials have made it more likely.
CES has already seen the Huawei Ascend boast a thickness of just 6.68mm, and the growth of OLED has helped screens get thinner still - so it appears that CES 2012 is very much about putting devices on a diet.
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