MacBook Mini Photos Generate Speculation

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    A series of images from a Russian magazine which claims to depict a "MacBook Mini" have been circualting on the internet. The specs on the described machine as said to include the following:

    - 10.4" WXGA display.
    - 1280 x 768 pixel with LED backlighting.
    - NVIDIA MCP79
    - Intel Atom Z740 1.83GHz with 1MB L2 cache.
    - 2GB DDR3-800.
    - NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    - 64GB Solid State Drive.
    - Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
    - 1 x USB 2.0
    - 1 x Mini Display Port
    - Battery Li-Ion 5100mA

    We don't know what to make of the images (scan #1, scan #2), and have our doubts about the legitimacy of the images. Still, with rumors have been circulating that Apple will be entering the netbook market, it makes for interesting speculation. The machine would reportedly retail for approximately $899 in 2009.

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  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Funny, that battery capacity is higher than a MacBook's, and nearly as high as the 15" MBPs. :rolleyes:


    And is Nvidia making a board that would fit an Intel Atom and a 9400M just for Apple?? I don't believe such a thing exists for anyone else right now.
     
  3. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    When I saw these elsewhere I immediately thought Rendered speculation.
     
  4. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    got to be fake, but i'd be all over this like a flannel:)
     
  5. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    The keyboard depicted is full-size layout. If indeed this product has a 10" screen, like the Asus netbook I'm typing on now, then those keys are going to be pretty tiny. Most netbooks use a combination of shrinking the physical key size down a bit as well as making some compromises with key layout to reduce wasted space.

    $899 is pretty high, but sounds about right for Apple.
     
  6. Harun macrumors member

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    Nice machine

    Would be a neat little machine but I don't think Apple would be doing this now. Doesn't seem to fit their MO.
     
  7. fogelbaby macrumors newbie

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    Fakish

    Looks a bit fake to me. I also think that if they do this they will be at a much lower price point than $899. Ultimately I think it is more likely they are going to do a tablet running UIKit rather than OSX.
     
  8. dwl017 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL the very first $1000 netbook lol :) netbooks are supposed to be dirt cheap in price, just for checking email etc..
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I don't believe it, but they were smart enough to not just scale down the MacBook Air side-view picture. The "MacBook Mini" has a smaller body, as evidenced by the hideaway port door sticking out of the profile.
     
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  11. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    That's priced more like an under-speced laptop, not a netbook...

    Go figure:rolleyes:
     
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    In former Soviet Russia, MacBook fools YOU! :D
     
  13. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

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    Too expensive..... but more in line with my needs!
     
  14. douglasgb macrumors newbie

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    New process

    This new model features a new über-thin manufacturing process. Instead of carving out space for the logic board from a single piece of aluminum, the actual circuits are etched into the slab itself.
     
  15. Michael73 macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I can't see the attraction with only a *reported* $100 difference in price between this and the low-end MB. If as the pic shows they made it in Aluminum it would be cool. But, are people so concerned with size that they'd got for this when for $100 more they could get a 13" screen?
     
  16. JRTeK macrumors member

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    1 usb port?

    r u serious? the msi wind has 3! that would be ridiculous... :eek:
     
  17. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Ahh crap, I was sold until the $899 pricetag. I don't really need a solid state drive, I'd rather have a 160GB+ spinning drive. It's cheaper, and just about right capacity I'd need on the go.
     
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    Actually, the new Unibody MacBook Pro batteries (15" ones) only have maximum capacity of 4600 mAh. At least that's what coconutBattery is telling me.
     
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    Preposterous

    $899? For $100 more you'd get a macbook with a bigger screen, faster processor, and other goodness? Ridiculous.
     
  21. lftrghtparadigm macrumors 6502

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    $899 = not entering the netbook market

    again, no such device could fit into the product line. Nope. Sorry. Not happening.
     
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    Fake, apple wouldn't install AdiumX and World Of Warcraft on a promotional laptop. Also, if they would really utilize the Atom processor to create a netbook kind of device I somehow think it would be running the multitouch OS X on a tablet kind of device instead of regular OS X on a shrunken MacBook. But that's just a hunch of course :)

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  23. kolax macrumors G3

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    Full size keyboard with a 10" screen would be awesome!

    Probably fake, but I'd want one.
     
  24. billystlyes macrumors 6502a

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    I saw this the other day on Gizmodo. It's a fake...
     
  25. iSee macrumors 68040

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    Fake or not...

    Fake or not, this is the "netbook" that Apple would make (if they made one).
     

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