Monday, March 30, 2009

A dream for an heir to the Air

If we are allowed to have a dream for the successor to the crown holder of the thinnest laptop in the world: The MacBook Air (MBA), then what it'll look like in your imagination? Does it look like the picture above?

What you see up there is not the new MacBook 2009 with glossy dark-colored screen, it is alledgedly the upcoming new "MacBook Mini", well that is according to a 9to5Mac reader (via Gizmodo) from Russia. There's no confirmation whether this is an actual product from Apple, we have to expect this could be just a(nother) photoshop-ed picture made by a hardcore Apple fan. It may be called as "MacBook Mini", maybe to fit it into the long heard rumors about Mac netbook version, but the side view of the device looks exactly the same as MBA.

Although looking at the picture, everything looks to be in the right place. It has the same keyboard design like the MBA's, and it's only natural to assume that Apple will also put the glossy dark-colored screen used in MacBook line-ups onto the MBA. And here's the list of the specs:
  • 10.4" WXGA 1280x768 pixels, LED backlighting
  • 267x195x4
  • 19.4 mm
  • 1.03 (of something?)
  • NVidia MCP79, 533 MHz
  • Intel Atom Z740, 1.83 Ghz, 1MB L2 cache
  • 2GB DDR3-800
  • NVidia GeForce 9400M
  • 64GB SSD
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n
  • 1 USB, 1 mini display port
  • 5100 mA Li-Ion battery
I can't find the price of this purpotedly Air-like MacBook at the 9to5Mac post, but Gizmodo says it will come sometime in 2009 for $899. Head on there to see more pictures, and prepare a drool bucket just in case you fall in and starts believing. I know I will, I wanted to... because all these time I've been dreaming for a cheaper version of MBA to come out. If just this rumor doesn't came out in Russian... ~LOL~

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