Trivia: The Thinnest Laptop Ever

Michelle So from Singapore emailed us this question yesterday:
"Dear TechPinas, is Macbook Air really the thinnest notebook ever ?"

Hi Michelle! Thanks for the inquiry!
Here's our answer:

Macbook Air is NOT the 'Thinnest Laptop Ever'. That title belongs to the Mitsubishi Pedion released more than 10 years ago.

The Legendary Mitsubishi Pedion released in 1997
Credit: Franco Chua

Thinnest Laptop Ever : Mitsubishi Pedion (side-view)
Credit: Franco Chua

Created in partnership with HP, Mitsubishi Pedion measures only 0.72" at its thickest point - just 0.04" thinner than the Macbook Air. All of its components are custom-made.

Back in 1997, Pedion demanded a hefty price of around $6000 or P282,000  (with today's exchange rate)

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