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The CZC C9 netbook from Shenzhen Zichuang Technology in China measures under 0.5 centimeters thick. That’s about 0.2 inches, which would make this laptop ridiculously thin if you just looked at the picture of the ruler above. There’s just one problem: It’s measuring the absolute thinnest part of the netbook.

As you can see in the picture after the break, the laptop gets significantly chunkier in the rear and has room for a handful of full sized ports that probably wouldn’t fit on a 0.2 inch thick netbook.

The laptop is certainly pretty thin, but I’m always skeptical of anyone claiming to have the thinnest or lightest of anything. In order to reduce power consumption and heat buildup in that little case, the C9 uses an ARM-based processor instead of your usual Intel or VIA x86-based CPU. The laptop also has 1GB of RAM, an 8GB solid state disk, a battery that should run for 6 to 8 hours, and a Linux based operating system.

The CZC C9 has an 8.9 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and sells for about $220.

via Cloned in China

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6 replies on “CZC uses creative measurements to produce “world’s thinnest netbook””

  1. Can’t make heads or tails out of that automated translation but if the specs are even close this one is one to watch if it ever makes it out of China.

    Note the run time! That is what I had been hoping to see ARM bring to the table and this one actually does it. Comparable features and performance vs an Atom while getting battery life an Atom would need to hang a fugly and heavy extended pack off the rear to achieve.

    Now if they would just find a way to get a keyboard with the right shift where it should be I’d be happier. Other 8.9″ models have managed the feat. Then replace the pad with a nub, shaving off a little on the size in the process and it would be perfect.

  2. An ARM-based machine running Linux, but the keyboard still has the Windows extra keys.

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