Sub notebook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by papadopolis1024, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007
    What would you like in one if apple made it here is what i would like

    ~NAND flash to replace the hard drive
    ~10 inch screen
    ~no optical drive (but maybe offer an external optical drive like the powerbook 2400)
    ~maybe no trackpad (replace with the track ball, but maybe improved)
    ~ o and less than 4 pounds

    thats it i guess

    what would you like
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    I don't know... it sounds like you want something between an ultraportable and a 12" MBP. I would honestly perfer a 12"MBP, that would be small enough.
  3. papadopolis1024 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007
    i guess it would be for me too but i would like it to be really light and the MBP is less than an inch thick but if they got rid of the optical drive and the HD and replaced the HD with flash memory it would be so much lighter!
  4. calculus Guest


    Dec 12, 2005
    I doubt they'll ever be able to make one that cheap;)
  5. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    Oh yes, it can be done if they didn't have to put up the full OS X, something like the Jornadas with Windows CE. That would be awesome, Apple style.
  6. papadopolis1024 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007
    No they could do it. looking at the MacBook it is 5.2 pounds just by taking out the HD and the optical drive they could lose about 1.5 pounds and by putting in the flash they can make have a longer battery life and its solid state
  7. Vinnie_vw macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2005
    the Netherlands
    someone didn't get the joke ... :rolleyes:

    But speaking of cheap, I hear that all-flash drives will make these ultra-portables ultra-expensive also. :eek:
  8. papadopolis1024 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007
    i dont think much more expensive right now 32 GB is like 250 dollers whole sale and like 300 in a comp today... i think by summer it will have dropped..... maybe 50 dollers....and intel also said they were making a 64 GB model but i dont care who your are flash memory is GOING to be the future

    and no i must not have gotten the joke....
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    The Pound is the unit of currency of the United Kingdom. ;) And grammar and punctuation are your friends.

    I do hope flash memory becomes price viable for notebooks on the schedule it's currently on. This technology will be fabulous in the long run.
  10. papadopolis1024 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007
    o haha i get it now.

    ya i know its the currency in the UK.

    I know several people who have lived there and they are moving back in may :( it makes me sad
  11. Yvan256 macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2004
    With a 10" screen, you'd better get a 12" Powerbook G4 since they're both too big to be called sub-notebook.

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