I’ve spoken before about my search for a good laptop for the road.
For some time I’ve been really excited by the ASUS Eee PC – a fabulous small laptop that hits all my major concerns. It’s cheap, small, has flash based memory, and because it is so cheap I wont be crying if it does die on the road. It’s also pretty well stocked with an internal webcam, decent wi-fi and upgradable RAM.
I’ve also looked quite hard at the OLPC machine – but that’s not going to cut the mustard unfortunately – mainly down to the non x86 compatibility – but also because it’s rather confusing to use.
So imagine my delight when I logged on this afternoon and spotted this rumour…
Finally, the rumored Ultra portable laptop will arrive at Macworld San Francisco 2008.
On the laptop, the specs differ slightly from circulating rumors, and pegs the price point at $1500:
The blogs have speculated about this, but he says he now has hard evidence that the smallest laptop ever from Apple is only weeks away. He says the device will feature a 12-inch screen and will be 50 percent thinner–and lighter–than current versions of the MacBook Pro. He says the product will not have a hard-drive, but rely on Flash memory instead and likely retail for around $1,500.
Previous rumors of the ultra-portable laptop have described it as a 13″ aluminum sub-notebook. A video clip of his segment is also available. Apple, of course, declined to comment on rumors. Macworld San Francisco kicks off on January 15th with a keynote speech from Steve Jobs. As always, MacRumors will be providing live coverage.
Oh very very nice… £750 (yeah I wish) for a mac ultra portable laptop based on flash memory…. oh please let it be true and please let it be that price!