Will we ever see a Powerbook Nano?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by 50thVert, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. 50thVert macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    In light of the unnecessary shrinking of the iPod mini into the nano, i cant help but wonder if we will see an ultralight Powerbook Nano.

    I have been in LOVE with the Sony X505 for some time now. less than half an inch thick, 1.3lbs, CF/magnesium case and still totally useable.
    Do any of you think Apple could/will make an ultralight laptop now that they have access to very energy and heat-efficient Pentium-M CPUs?

    Id love to see a PB Nano with the following specs:
    10-11" widescreen XBRITE LCD
    under 2.6 lbs
    Airport Xtreme/BT 2.0
    USB and FW400
    40/60GB HD
    less than .5" thick

    I dont know if they could fit the slot-loading drive in, but for a superlight, screw it. I know dell has a port-powered external DVD setup for their X1, so maybe Apple could do the same thing with a FW400/800 port?

    What are your thoughts about a Apple PB Nano?
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    apple better not start making port powered laptops... blech :eek:
  3. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2005
    i think the apple heads will be worrying now about where the powerbooks are headed with the upcoming intels.

    I love the size of my powerbook. i'd never buy a laptop without ports, and you couldnt get thinner than an ethernet port...

    give it 5 years.
  4. TheMonarch macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2005
    Bay Area
    I don't see what everyone sees in 'xbrite' screens. Personally I hate them. It seems that all it is, is a plastic coat that adds glare. I also think that apple shouldn't make their PB any smaller. 1" thick is fine with me; all they should to now is make it a Powerbook, seriously. Small-ultra-thin laptops aren't good at anything in particular.
  5. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    There's potentially a big market for these things if they play it right. With the death of the PDA people want small laptops. When the 12" had reasonable processing power it sold well.

    We had this discussion of an ibook mini a while ago an that made sense then but the Intel announcement has been made since then and the low power x86 chips that intel can do (and they promise better) seem ideal for this.

    Personally i'm holding out for an intel powered 13.3 inch WS powerbook with a 2.2Ghz Yonah to replace my 12". Not an unlikely product to happen I don't think.
  6. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I'm sorry, but I don't follow this logic at all, and I'd like to see some research that suggests this is true. The idea that the PDA is dying, and that people want to replace it with something BIGGER and less mobile doesn't make any sense to me. The PDA is dying because you can get an awful lot of their functionality in cell phones these days, and carrying around another redundant device just doesn't make sense, let alone the fact that you could keep your PDA in your (very big) pocket. Even a mini laptop would require it's own "purse," and, in my opinion, has little value over a larger, more powerful notebook.
  7. dsharits macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2004
    The People's Republic of America
    Yeah, we'll see a PowerBook nano, right after they roll out the PowerBook G5's. :rolleyes:

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