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Hardware.info points to a presentation slide from NVIDIA showing the range of products the company's graphics chips power. The tagline reads,"From Super Phones to Super Computers". The site also noted a strange looking Mac notebook in the middle of the lineup.




The notebook seems to carry characteristics from both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro line.

The lower part of the body has a tapered rather than squared off shape like the original MacBook Air. Meanwhile, the screen has the black border of the MacBook Pro line. The MacBook Airs have all had silver borders on their screens ever since their release. NVIDIA also doesn't power any of Apple's Mac laptops at the moment, but is rumored to be powering the next generation MacBook Pros.

Still, we wouldn't read too much into the photo. NVIDIA did power the 2008 MacBook Air which did carry a similar look to the bottom shell with the tapered edges. Our best guess is that the photo is of the 2008 MacBook Air that has been manipulated to include the darkened screen border.

We frequently see ads and slides that seem to depict an upcoming device, though it's rare that they ever amount to anything more than creative artist renditions.

Update: As a number of commenters have noted, NVIDIA has been using this slide for quite some time and the desktop wallpaper on the machine is from Mac OS X Leopard.

Article Link: Page 2: NVIDIA Presentation Slide Seems to Show a MacBook Air / Pro Hybrid
 

pewra

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Look in the reflection, you can see the unedited Macbook air.

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Moreover, the screen is edited on at a very, very awkward angle. If it were a real photo, you would expect the right side to be lower, and shifted more to the right.
 
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NutsNGum

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Someone needs to tell hardware.info that that image has been floating around for over a year and is clearly a rendering.
 
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baryon

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What if that's just the new MacBook Air, which now has a glass screen (thus the black border)?
 
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Fazzy

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check the tracking device
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As you can tell, The redesigned MacBook pro will ship with osx leopard as standard. :p
 
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kolax

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Of course, Nvidia would have a rendering of such an unreleased product!

And it has a glassy screen, which I hope Apple begins to turn away from and either stick to just glossy like in the Air, or offer matte as an alternative across all Mac and display lines.
 
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Rokeneer

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Please note here, if that were a new MBP it would run either Snow Leopard or Lion. That computer is running the original Leopard. Because of that, there is no possible way that it is a new, up-coming computer.
 
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Nielsenius

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Please note here, if that were a new MBP it would run either Snow Leopard or Lion. That computer is running the original Leopard. Because of that, there is no possible way that it is a new, up-coming computer.
These images are, likely, generated in a computer. The artist responsible may not know the difference between the various versions of OS X.
 
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wilsonlaidlaw

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Computers by that well known maker???

These are computers by that well known hardware maker Adobe from their Photoshop division.
 
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ncaissie

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PS4 development?
It looks like a Playstation controller and Playstation TV 3D glasses (My kid has one)

I know the used power macs to develop next gen games before the PS3 and 360 announced. Even when they announced the 360 they demoed the games running on Macs. :D I hope so. I'm wating for next gen and picking up my Vita tonight.

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What about the games console??? PS4 Anyone?

I should have read the comments. Sorry just got to excited!
 
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Mad-B-One

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Wait, let me dig out an even older picture...

...and there it is: The MPad - the tough pad for the hardcore users - will be presented March 7 2012... errr... 1987: :D
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Really: How does the parent post even constitute any type of rumor?
 
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AriX

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"Page 2"? I thought that was discontinued with the MR redesign.

Either way, lame rumor :p
 
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Lesser Evets

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This is a non-article. They are bad renders/builds of devices. Slow news day.

What about the games console??? PS4 Anyone?

The PS4, if it is going to arrive, has been stated to be coming around 2015/6. I doubt anything close to a PS4 exists at this time, and whatever does exist is going to look like a lump of raw electronic pieces in crude containers.
 
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ncaissie

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This is a non-article. They are bad renders/builds of devices. Slow news day.



The PS4, if it is going to arrive, has been stated to be coming around 2015/6. I doubt anything close to a PS4 exists at this time, and whatever does exist is going to look like a lump of raw electronic pieces in crude containers.

I think you are wrong. They deny product arrivals all the time. I'm picking up my Vita tonight. I think they are going to release the PS4 soon or early next year to integrate with the Vita. Why wait until the Vita is 3-4 years old? The PS3 is showing it’s age. I have 4 of them and 70+ Bluray games for it. I think they have big plans to integrate it with the Ericson phones which I happen to have also. (Only I don't think it will be current xperia play models)
 
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junkimchi

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Nov 26, 2011
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That must be a pro/air hybrid

because a company rendering a silver/black laptop resembling a macbook is unheard of these days.
 
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mayavex

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LOL Its great the things you find while waiting for a render to complete. The macbook in this render is nothing special. I created this image way back for CES 2011. Its a generic macbook model. Its been so long i cant remember what specific model it was but it came from http://www.turbosquid.com nothing from apple. No changes were made to the case.

some facts about it
1.there wasn't any Photoshop work done to the image. it was all a 3d render and simple composite. (maya, mental ray, nuke)
2.I don't use a mac and don't know the differences between them and just used the model i found. it wasn't meant to emulate any new mac. but in the future ill be sure to add a glossy screen.
3.this slide has been around and reused way way to many times. i think the count is now 6-7 different variations.

good luck finding the latest and greatest apple products out there but i think you'll have the most luck looking around the bars here in the bay area :p and not a power point slide meant to be seen by the public.

and as a last note just to be safe the views and opinions expressed here are my own and not affiliated with those of anyone else.
 
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