Sunday December 04, 2022

This Laptop Has No Ports, but It’s Incredibly Thin

Craob

The new Craob X changes one thing we’re all accustomed to with laptops—it removes all of the ports in favor of creating an incredibly thin device. Whether that tradeoff will be worth it is up to each person, but it’s an interesting design choice.

As you might expect, the Craob X laptop relies on wireless charging to receive a charge, as reported by My Laptop Guide. The tradeoff, of course, is that the computer drops the extra depth added by even tiny USB-C ports. The result is a device with a depth of only 7mm. Compare that to the MacBook Air, which is 16mm thick, and it’s clear there’s a noticeable difference.

The laptop is lighter than most, tipping the scales at only 1.9 pounds. Again, using the MacBook Air as a comparison, Apple’s laptop weighs 2.8 pounds. That’s almost a full pound lighter, which is a difference you’ll notice.

Of course, you have to ask yourself if losing almost a pound and a little less than a centimeter is worth sacrificing the USB-C ports you’ve grown to know and love. You can use the wireless charger that comes with the new Craob X as a ports hub, so you’ll still have access to USB, SD, and so on while connected.

As far as other specs, the Craob X boasts some solid hardware. It comes with a 13.3″ 4K UHD display, DDR5 RAM, SSD storage, and up to a 12th Generation Intel Core i7-1280P processor.

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It might seem hard to imagine a world where laptops and phones have no ports, but rumors of a portless iPhone have circulated for a while, so this laptop might be ahead of its time.

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Dave LeClair
Dave LeClair is the News Editor for How-To Geek. He started writing about technology more than 10 years ago. He’s written articles for publications like MakeUseOf, Android Authority, Digital Trends, and plenty of others. He’s also appeared in and edited videos for various YouTube channels around the web.
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