Thin may not be in for models, but it is in the tech world, as the new ASUS Eee PC X101 indicates. ASUS' newest netbook is the thinnest and lightest in the world with a width of .69 inches and a weight of 2 pounds.
The ASUS Eee PC X101 comes with 1 GB of RAM (expandable to 2GB) with another 2 GB of memory available in ASUS' cloud-based storage system. The netbook has a baclit 10.1-inch LED screen and a VGA webcam. The Eee PC X101 has to do without its VGA and Ethernet ports, which may be a dealbreaker for some. The computer's battery life is rated at 4 hours, which is on the lower end for netbooks.
Perhaps the most awesome part of the ASUS Eee PC X101 is its expected price of $199. This bargain-basement price will hopefully convince other manufacturers to build thin and light laptops and netbooks that are affordable for all.