According to Digitimes, sources have had a few interesting glimpses of the laptop, which they claim will be launched by the end of this year.
Acer's very thin laptop will use the back of the panel's glass substrate as the cover for the frameless touchscreen keyboard. Sources claim that Acer will "adopt Corning's reinforced glass substrate and simply print colour on its back to allow the substrate to function like a notebook cover for a frameless design."
Just how thin will this laptop be? The touchscreen keyboard already saves Acer valuable millimetres because it doesn't need the depth of incorporating a real keyboard with real, er, keys. Add the nifty glass panel design technique to make whatever it's working on even smaller and you might have a contender for the world's thinnest laptop.
Several big players have already laid claim to that title, with the Apple Macbook Air, HP Voodo Envy 133 and Dell Adamo XP all having previously held the crown, and all of which are stiff, and thin, competition indeed.