Craob, a mysterious company with no prior releases or clear information, announced the release of the world’s first portless ultrabook – the Craob X . The Craob X will only be 7 mm thick and at 861 grams, this will make it the thinnest and lightest in its class. But there’s a catch – it’s most likely to only be a concept, according to Laptop Mag. This is because there are so few details available, which makes it seem more like a cool concept rather than a real product. Those that have waited their entires lives for a stylish, portless ultrabook, however, will cling on to this sliver of hope.
The concept, announced on the company’s website, is based on the idea of putting all the physical interfaces into a separate PortsHub module, which is attached to a magnetic platform on the lid of the laptop. This is where one may find the power cable, USB-C, USB-A and Thunderbolt ports (likely Thunderbolt 4 connectivity), an SD-card reader and a headphone jack. Peripherals connected to the PortsHub are supposed to communicate with the laptop via wireless Wi-Fi 6E.
Experts, however, have a lot of questions about such a system. In particular, whether PortsHub has enough resources to simultaneously charge the laptop and connected gadgets and maintain traffic between them in parallel. On the other hand, there is a Core i7-1280P processor from a special series just for thin laptops with minimal cooling. Inside, there is 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 2TB PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD
The display size is 13.3 inches with 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) and the chassis weighs 1.9 pounds.
No word yet on the Craob X’s price or release date.