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IDF's svelte laptops

IDF's svelte laptops

IDF's svelte laptops

IDF's svelte laptops

IDF's svelte laptops

Lengda laptops

IDF's svelte laptops

Remember the MacBook Air? At this week's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the chipmaker showed off a number of svelte laptops.

Laptops account for an ever-larger fraction of personal computer sales, and computer makers are trying to offer a wider variety of options for buyers. While inexpensive Netbooks are all the rage, thin and light laptops with flashy designs command a price premium.

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This laptop squeezes in a DVD drive. Most of the laptops at the IDF display are unbranded.
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This model sports a curved back hinge area.
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Tapered edges are all the rage.
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Windows 7 is the operating system of choice for new laptop demos at IDF.
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This model sports a floral print--and one of the only brand names, Lengda.
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The Lengda laptop in the foreground with another taper-front model behind.
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