Apple ultra-portable PC

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  1. simie macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2004

    UNBEATLES FIRM Apple is expected to show off a new "ultra-portable PC" based around flash memory, small bits and bobs and some coloured plastic, at the January Macworld trade show in San Francisco.
    The plan has been revealed by UBS Investment Research analyst Ben Reitzes who thinks he has managed to discover that Apple is working on ultra-portable PCs and notebooks equipped with NAND flash memory in order to speed up boot times.

    According to Appleinsider, Apple's new chum, Intel plans to make the NAND flash drives and the idea is also being looked at by Microsoft.

    Apparently, Apple thinks that its new portables could be the next iPod.

    Reitzes adds that they should do quite well in the education sector, which is an Apple stronghold, he says. It's not here, though. Maybe where he lives. µ
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    The return of the eMate should be on the front page.
  3. marchcapital macrumors regular


    Feb 22, 2006
    i believe apple is going to introduce a protable pro laptop. but it doesnt matter to me any more, im going to buy a thinkpad and run linux.
  4. andy89 macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2005
    Folkestone, England
    Works for me:D
  5. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006

    So far the best ultra portable computer is the oqo ( I hope the Apple version will be just as small.
  6. pxlmvr7 macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2006
    Pretty cool product. Definitely something that Apple should emulate. Funny thing though that one of the screens in the video for OQO was an OS X window.

  7. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    the OQO people are ex-apple i think
  8. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006
    You are right...

    I wonder if Apple tried to buy the company... I think it a better deal then Dell buying Alienware. (was that price disclosed?). I know Oqo got funding from Motorola (20+ million). But i guess they can just make there own, with a built in isight.

    Jory bell, founder
    In 2000, Jory Bell co-founded OQO with Jonathan Betts-LaCroix.
    Prior to founding OQO, Jory worked in Apple Product Design, where he was one of the primary product designers of the G3 Powerbook line and co-conceived theTitanium Powerbook. Jory was previously at IBM's Almaden Research Center, developing new portable computing hardware for IBM's ThinkPad line. Jory also worked at MIT, developing moored oceanographic instruments for climate change research.
    Jory has patents pending for inventions in Powerbooks, iBooks and OQO computers.
    Jory received three simultaneous B.S. degrees from MIT in earth atmospheric and planetary studies (EAPS), visual design, and literature.

    nick merz, director of design
    Prior to co-founding OQO, Nick worked in the Apple Portable Product Design group. He engineered the media bays on Apple's Powerbook G3 Bronze, took the laptop through mass production, and was a key member of the team for the G4 Titanium Powerbook, from conception through early engineering builds. His professional engineering experience ranges from tooling design for radio telescope dishes, to the invention and development of demolition equipment, disposable dishware, and stereo photography equipment.
    Nick has four patents pending from his work on the Titanium G4 display, two from the OQO model 01, and one from personal projects.
    Nick Merz holds a B.S. degree in Product Design from Stanford University.

    michael prichard, lead product designer
    Prior to co-founding OQO, Michael worked at Apple Computer with the OS development group and the Powerbook Product Design group, where he was chief architect of the chassis structure and component layout for Apple's G4 Titanium Powerbook. He also developed the first slot load CD/DVD drive used in a laptop for that project. Prior to Apple, he worked on the 1992 America's Cup campaign, designing and building custom computers and peripherals for the winning America Cubed team. He previously designed oceanographic instruments at MIT.
    Michael holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

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