Thin MacBook Design Details?

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    Wired mockup design
    Wired's Gadget Blog claims to have last minute details on the thin MacBook that is expected to be released tomorrow at Steve Jobs' Keynote address. While Wired's Gadget Blog has not been a traditional source of Apple rumors, we presume they have a degree of confidence in this report to print it.

    According to the Gadget Blog, the new laptop is "unbelievably thin" and incorporates the same black-on-silver look that has infiltrated Apple's other consumer products. The laptop itself is described as a tapering design, thicker at the towards the top and thinner near the edges. The article intermingles some outside rumors but does seem to suggest that that the laptop will have a multi-touch screen.

    Apple will announce new products tomorrow during the Macworld Keynote speech. We'll have live coverage of the keynote on Tuesday, January 15th starting at 9am Pacific.

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    if thats the case its beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
     
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    ^^^

    I'll take one of those, please. :cool:
     
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    I absolutly love Wired's Photoshops !!


    check out the adium icon in the menu bar :D
     
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    That is very Nice.. you got any speculations on the price?? of watever is coming out??:apple::apple:
     
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    One word, as with all Apple products: sexy.
     
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    Like it would stop us buying it! :p
     
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    looks awsome. i dont really care cuz my macbook is only 6 months old :). i really want itunes to add rentals. that may pursuade me to purchase an :apple:tv and new tv. CANT WAIT!
     
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    Very nice...now what is the catch...;)
     
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    mmm that looks good

    If this thing is multi-touch, I hope there is some software trickledown for the iphone!
     
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    SWEET! That's what I want, and what my MBP isn't!
     
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    Not to be Captain Negative, but that seems a bit too thin to me. More likely the base would be closer to the thickness of the new Apple keyboard. That said, it is a very nice looking mockup. Just my two cents. :)
     
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    Apple can charge me 5000 bucks for this and I would buy it, knowing that they would take $2000 dollars of that $5000 and turn it into R&D money. They would then make an even better design. Thus... Wait, it's a never ending cycle!!!!!
     
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    The mockup pic makes it look as thin as a RAZR2. That is unbelievable!
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    optical

    the one thing that i dont like about the rumors is the lack of an optical drive
    isnt that pretty limiting?

    still
    it looks amazing
     
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    *drools*

    If that mock up is anything near the release tomorrow, i may be in heaven... this has seriously made my night since i'll be in the market!!! :)
     
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    What?!.....It's not in colors!?!;)
     
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    Discussed many many many times over.

    I consider a lack of an optical a plus. YMMV.
     
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    By jove, I think he's got it! :p
     
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    Wired always has some good speculation.
     
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    Push that Mac market share up!

    Looks awesome - if it's true that's great for new converts as well as us old-timers.

    Sort of reminds me of my original Mac 128K back in 1984. Or not.
     
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    ... very sexy, and oh how i wish i had your username right now, OMGWTFBBQ, as that is my first impression too, haha...
     
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    Hmm not a big fan of Dell/Sony style thicker at the top-thinner at the bottom type of laptops but we shall see...
     
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    My aching forearms say "no multitouch screen!"

    Unless it opens flat and rigid, half screen and half keys, and then you'd have tablet-style touch computing. Though I can't think of many instances where I'd actually find such a thing useful.

    So I tend to agree with my forearms.
     
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    Hmm, as much as I'm a huge fan of ultra-portable with no optical drive, I'd still like an ethernet port. There are still quite a few places that will have free high speed 'net w/ ethernet, but not wifi.
     

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