Pocket-Lint: Technology has been on a diet from day one. The slimmer, the better. Why the need for this permanent state of weight loss? It's rather simple really; thin stuff looks cool.
The latest piece of gadgetry to undergo the slimfast treatment has been the laptop. Helped along by things like the SSD and increasingly compact screen technology, you can now get a proper computing experience out of something thinner than a copy of The Dandy.