MacBook Nano: Is it possible?

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Seeing this picture made our hopes rise, but they were quickly ducked down a notch. The photo is actually a fantasy mock-up of from Electro^Plankton. This doesn’t mean that we’ll never see something like this as a physical object though. The possibility is there for such an object to be created, maybe sooner then we think. What would be Apple’s motivation behind creating a smaller, meaner, ultra portable MacBook?

One place sales for Apple have lacked is in Japan, where the more portable and slim a product is, the more its going to sell. This is not to say that sales are low in Japan, just LOWER. Something like this MacBook Nano would boost Apples sales to an even higher amount. Plus it’s just really, really cool looking. Don’t think its possible? Catch the jump for an explanation on how it is.

Electro^Plankton lists the possible specs of a MacBook Nano as such:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 60 GB solid state memory
  • No hard disc drive
  • Optical superdrive located on bottom of notebook
  • New 13″ backlight widescreen LCD display
  • Edge to edge screen with almost nonexistent bezel
  • Integrated iSight camera
  • Integrated graphics chip
  • USB 2.0, Firewire, Bluetooth, 802.11n, mini DVI, HDMI

Seems odd, we know. But a notebook of such little size would not have a great amount of battery life. By removing the Hard Drive, and instead adding solid state memory, enough room is free for an extra boost of battery power.

Another important aspect of Apple’s popularity is their forward thinking on design. While the ultra-slim and compact Japan models of notebooks have become cramped and too minuscule for easy usability, Apple has always maintained a easy to use user interface. we wouldn’t expect anything less for the MacBook Nano. By taking Electro^Plankton’s idea of a smaller or maybe even non-existent bezel, the display would go edge to edge, creating the illusion of a bigger picture.

What would the MacBook Nano mean for us? Many envious friends. — Andrew Dobrow

Maybe a MacBook Nano? [Electro^Plankton]

5 comments

  1. There will be no CD rom drive as well.

  2. An external unit will allow users to digitize their CD or DVD media externally to play on the MacBook Nano. The external unit will also play movies wirelessly anywhere in a wireless network range and allow you to install software to a 160 GB flash memory Macbook Nano.

  3. Predicted and true. More than 2 months, a bold new move only Apple could do. The Macbook Air touts the thinnest book ever, and it had to be done by getting rid of the CD/DVD player from the laptop. What do you think?

  4. HI THERE THE GAMERS LIKE THE 60 OR 64 GB SOLID SATE DRIVE BECAUSE SOLID STATE FLASH DRIVES ARE FASTER THE USE LESS ENERGY SAVES THE PLANET I AM CURNETLY USEING A IBOOK G4 I HAVE 512 MB RAM 32 MB GRAPHICS CARD AND A 60 GB HDD I LOOKED AT THE MONITORING THING I HAVE ONLY USED 180 MB RAM AND HAVE 38 GB REMAINING THE OS AND PARTITION TAKES UP LOTS OF STORAGE I DIFFENTLY GOING TOO UPGRADE TO APPLES MAC BOOK OR MAC BOOK PRO WITH 128 GB SSD DRIVE AND MIGHT GET THE MAC BOOK NANO FOR BACK UP.

  5. OH THE USB PORT YOU CAN BUY A CORSAIR 32 GB FLASH DRIVE FOR ABOUT $70.00

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