Mini Portables

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by RandomMacGuy, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. macrumors member

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    I don't care if its shady or unsupported... I have a possibly supported idea that Apple has some kind or miniature portable computer in the works.

    It will be interesting to see whether this pans out after the very likely flames :cool:
     
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    irmongoose

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    Woah you're pretty random.. RandomMacGuy!

    :rolleyes:



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    Coffee drink must before morning early posting.
     
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    JSRockit

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    I would buy an Apple SubNotebook in a minute as long as it was under $1400...which in the world of sub-notebooks seems hard to do.

    10" Screen
    .80" thick
    G3 Processor (Battery Life)
    512MB Ram
    external CD-RW
     
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    cb911

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    a subnotebook would be cool, then i could just get a PowerMac instead of my TiBook and have the subnotebook for when i'm on the run.
     
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    JSRockit

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    If the TiBook wasn't so damn wide...it would be perfect for bringing with you. The iBook is great (what I currently use), but a real sub-notebook would be perfect.
     
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    A guy I know at apple Japan confirmed that there is a sub notebook in the making, and it will be released first in the Japan market at Tokyo MacWorld. He said the Japan leads the world in laptop sales, and that it would be offered here for a month beofore released worldwide.

    This makes sense, as Japan is truly a country of pedestrians, and need real portablilty. Most Americans throw their laptops into their cars and take off, whereas Japanese really walk around all day. The current ibooks are much too heavy to carry around on a routine basis.

    I cant wait to get my sub!!!!!!!
     
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    JSRockit

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    I damn well hope you are right... except it sounds like we will have to buy it from dynamism.com and it will be like $2500 or something crazy.
     
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    Fukui

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    iSub

    That would be nice.:)
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    thinksecret fake

    I suppose you have all seen the fake Apple Sub/Pad pics on thinksecret and spymac. Whoever made the pic seems to know want I want in a portable, unlike Apple (so far). It seems to me that without an optical drive, a thickness of 1 inch and an OPTIONAL touch screen could keep the device within a reasonable price range.
     
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    JSRockit

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    Re: thinksecret fake

    Of course it dooes not run OS X...but fujitsu's p series notebooks are kinda cool. The Sony that was photoshopped for the PowerBook Duo Pic in question is tiny. It has like a 6" screen. It is too small to use for everyday purposes. The Sony SRX99 is small enough to be a sub-notebook...but powerful enough and big enough to be useful.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors member

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    Its interesting...

    ... how I was COMPLETELY CORRECT!


    SCORE 1 FOR MY RELIABLE SOURCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    JSRockit

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    I don't get how you were correct...it is not a mini laptop...it is full size..just like the iBook.
     

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