Apple developing a subm $500 laptop?

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  1. jholzner macrumors 65816

    jholzner

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    That's what Looprumors.com is saying.

    Would be a nice companion to the Mac mini. Wonder what the specs would be.

    http://looprumors.com/
     
  2. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    well it would kill resale prices of g4's and g3's ibooks
    i frankly dont think it wil happen
    i dont think apple can afford to make sell an ibook that will only earn them a small gain
     
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Stripped down! Didn't think it could be.

    Some saving perhaps:-

    1xUSB Port
    NO ethernet
    56K Modem (low-end market right?)
    No Wireless/or Bluetooth cards included
    CD-Rom only drive

    Nah, that's a really gash laptop and wouldn't compete with the Dell model mentioned.

    Perhaps it's the current iBook G4, but heavily reduced in price - as rumoured because of the introduction of Intel machines?
     
  4. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    I don't think this will happen either, but not becauseof resale values. I don't thinnk Aple cares if their new machines negatively impact resale values of old/used machines.

    yes, it will be just like the mini - bring your own keyboard, trackpad & screen! :D
     
  5. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Right. They're in the business to make money, not to make owners of their computers money. That is, unless they're stock holders.
     
  6. hyperpasta macrumors 6502a

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    Drop

    iBook price will drop, but I don't think that low.
     
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Which would make it an Ebook, of sorts, but Ethernet is almost free now though wireless networking isn't.
     
  8. Daedalus256 macrumors 6502

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    Well if they do introduce something like this my guess is that it's going to have specs like this:

    12" Screen
    1ghz G4
    2x USB 2.0 Port
    56K Modem
    DVD-ROM drive
    Ethernet
    256MB RAM
    16MB Video Card

    That looks like it would be around $500 right? You're getting rid of the combodrive, the firewire ports and display inputs, cutting down the ram and VRAM. sounds reasonable
     
  9. rdowns Suspended

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    Has anything looprumors posted come to fruition? That being said, I would never say never with Apple these days.

    No 2 button mouse.
    No sub $500 Mac.
    No video on iPod.

    If they can build it and sell it profitably, they will.
     

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