Intel notebook concept: skinny, connected and coming soon?

Intel_concept_laptopHope you remember that thin and tres-chic concept notebook that Intel touted at their IDF last month. According to Business Week, the Intel codenamed "Metro" could see the manufacturing line as early as year end. The stylish concept showed off a notebook just 0.7-inches thick, will have integrated array microphones, a fingerprint reader, fashionable cover attachments and various connectivity options. Since Intel’s new Montevina chipsets are expected to offer WiFi and WiMAX capabilities, I’d guess that’s the platform under the hood.

Business Week got an advance, in-depth look at the unit and I was glad to see that the e-Ink external display appears to still be in play for this concept. A low to no-powered display on the outside has a myriad of uses without manhandling the battery.