Ultra-Portable Mac Notebook Rumoured For MacWorld

The wheels of the rumour mill go round and round.

I like a good Apple rumour as much as the next man and as that next man is Gordon, I expect you can guess what that entails. Hot today are rumblings that Apple is planning to unveil a new ultra-portable notebook at next January’s MacWorld conference. So say ‘people familiar with the situation’ anyway.

Reportedly the notebooks will be a 13in design much like the current MacBooks, but will have several space and weight reducing components to, well, reduce the size and weight. Interestingly one of these changes is the supposed omission of an optical drive, Asus U1F style. Other components would include an LED backlit screen as now seen in the MacBook Pro.

The new Mac will also purportedly boast an SSD drive, although it would more likely be an option than a base spec because of the insane pricing. Personally I doubt that Sony’s Vaio TZ has anything to worry about for a while yet, but Apple fans would doubtless lap up a Cupertino-inspired alternative. Fingers crossed for the next eight weeks if you’re interested.

AppleInsider story.

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