MacBook nano in January?

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Date: Thursday, June 15th, 2006, 11:53
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I’ve been calling for a MacBook nano for a while now and evidence is mounting that Apple is working on such a beast. Although there are many counter points to the argument (no optical drive?) an ultra-notebook/tablet could fill the hole left by the PowerBook 12-inch quite nicely.


AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is working on an Ultra Portable Mac based on flash memory:

Apple Computer could introduce an “ultra-portable PC” that employs NAND-based flash memory in time for the January Macworld trade show in San Francisco, one Wall Street analyst says. UBS Investment Research analyst Ben Reitzes said this week his proprietary checks indicate Apple is working on “ultra-portable PCs” and even notebooks equipped with NAND flash memory in order to speed up boot times.

“We believe these new products could start in notebook products with combo-drives (NAND and HDD) or ultra-portables (NAND only), and could be released in time for MacWorld,” Reitzes told clients.

AppleInsider | Apple seen delivering “ultra-portable” at Macworld

Now that Apple took my advice and killed the term PowerBook, what will the Ultra Portable Mac be called? I need names here people – NAMES!

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I’ve been calling for a MacBook nano for a while now and evidence is mounting that Apple is working on such a beast. Although there are many counter points to the argument (no optical drive?) an ultra-notebook/tablet could fill the hole left by the PowerBook 12-inch quite nicely.


AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is working on an Ultra Portable Mac based on flash memory:

Apple Computer could introduce an “ultra-portable PC” that employs NAND-based flash memory in time for the January Macworld trade show in San Francisco, one Wall Street analyst says. UBS Investment Research analyst Ben Reitzes said this week his proprietary checks indicate Apple is working on “ultra-portable PCs” and even notebooks equipped with NAND flash memory in order to speed up boot times.

“We believe these new products could start in notebook products with combo-drives (NAND and HDD) or ultra-portables (NAND only), and could be released in time for MacWorld,” Reitzes told clients.

AppleInsider | Apple seen delivering “ultra-portable” at Macworld

Now that Apple took my advice and killed the term PowerBook, what will the Ultra Portable Mac be called? I need names here people – NAMES!

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3 Responses to “MacBook nano in January?”

  1. How’bout Maclet, or Macpad?

  2. MacPad or Mac Micro.

  3. I myself am partial to Macbook Lite. Not terribly interesting but good for you (or rather, your wallet.)