Rumor: Mac Book Mini Spec Roundup

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Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2007, 15:35
Category: Rumor

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Apple Recon has posted a full roundup of specifications for a possible 12″ MacBook Pro, also nicknamed the “Mac Book Mini”. According to the article, a number of prototypes are floating around Apple’s design teams, which work hand in hand with engineering departments.
Current product details are as follows:
-The display will use LED backlighting to help conserve battery life and will be a 12″ widescreen capable of a 1280 x 800 resolution.
-The CPU will be a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, which will contain the heat and use less power.
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Apple Recon has posted a full roundup of specifications for a possible 12″ MacBook Pro, also nicknamed the “Mac Book Mini”. According to the article, a number of prototypes are floating around Apple’s design teams, which work hand in hand with engineering departments.
Current product details are as follows:
-The display will use LED backlighting to help conserve battery life and will be a 12″ widescreen capable of a 1280 x 800 resolution.
-The CPU will be a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, which will contain the heat and use less power.
-The unit will ship with 1 gigabyte of RAM with 3 gigabytes as a build-to-order option. No word is available as to how many RAM slots are present.
-The hard drive will use Flash-assisted story thanks to a currently unreleased Intel chipset, the Flash device being part of the motherboard and not the hard drive itself and acting as a 256 to 512 megabyte cache, much like the way the hard drive-based iPods use a Flash component to cache music data. The laptop will ship with an 80 gigabyte hard drive with a 200 gigabyte hard drive available as a build-to-order option.
-A 256 megabyte ATI Radeon X1900 unit will act as the video card.
-Battery life will be six hours using the lithium polymer battery technology found in current iPods and MacBooks.
-The unit will sport a dual-layer SuperDrive.
-No GPS function has been mentioned or included with the prototype models currently in circulation.
-The unit will weigh around 3.5 pounds, including the battery and optical drive.
-The usual extras will be present in the form of an iSight camera, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n card, Firewire 400, Firewire 800, USB 2.0, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, audio in/out, mini-DVI port and so on.
-The rumored price is $1,799 for the standard configuration with an expected released date around the Worldwide Developers Conference this June.
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