[QUOTE=SeÃ¡n;2596902]While thinner tablets are useful due to holding them in use, I don’t really see any advantage to thinner laptops other than for those who need to save space in their briefcase or carry bag when travelling.
Personally, I’d prefer a lighter laptop over a thinner one. For example, if one had two laptops, one 0.8" thick, 1.3kg and the other 1.2" thick, 0.9kg, but identical in every other way (performance, RAM, screen size, runtime, etc.), while the thinner one would free enough space for let’s say an 80 page notebook, the lighter one would mean less weight to carry.[/QUOTE]
Assuming the same case composition & components required for laptops of the same specifications, the thinner laptop is lighter & cheaper to produce
Altenately, the thicker laptop is easier to cool … something for manufacturers to consider