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CRAOB X, the portless laptop of the future?

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CRAOB, a new company on the block has just shown off its plans to create a portles3s laptop, the CRAOB X, coming in at 7mm and a lightweight 1.9 pounds or 861 grams.

The strange and mysterious company recently brought its website online, showing off the world’s first portless laptop that looks too good to be true.

Packed with an Intel Core i7-1280P, a 13.3″ 4K display, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of internal storage the CRAOB X is a killer package for the size.

Portless? Not really

While the marketing around the laptop is correct, obviously it still requires ports to be functional and user-friendly. Rather than having the ports built-in to the laptop itself, the wireless charging brick features an array of standard ports to get you moving.

From the images the brick features the following ports:

  • 2x USB Type-C
  • SD Card Slot
  • Headphone/Microphone combo
  • USB-A port
  • Mini DisplayPort

You might be wondering how all the data from the ports will be transferred to the PC. Don’t worry, we are too. Since the charger is wireless there is no physical data connection with the laptop that we know of. From the images it doesn’t look like there are pogo pins, like tablets use, being used but the large X logo could be used to carry this data int the laptop.

If this is the case and removing the wireless charger from the laptop is an option, what happens to the ports? Are they useless? We don’t think some sort of Bluetooth/WiFi will be used to manage data transfer, so this is a mystery to us.

Wireless charging

While the current data transfer method doesn’t seem like it could work, going for wireless charging is another odd choice. We’ve all used wireless chargers with our phones and know they take a lot longer to get to 100% than the trusty cable charging allows for.

Based off that and assuming the laptop doesn’t used some high-powered charging, the wireless charger will be connected to the laptop 100% of the time.

Our thoughts

Everything around the CRAOB X is mysterious and currently unknown other than a few renders on a website. Time will only tell if the laptop will become what it’s made out to be, and we’ll be sure to take a look at it if it does.

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Source: CRAOB