MacWorld speculation focuses on ultraportable

by admin January 14, 2008 at 8:51 pm

As the MacWorld expo gears up to open on Tuesday, the greatest amount of speculation about new products centres on a possible ultramobile MacBook laptop.

Analysts and the media have suggested that a new notebook computer, with half the thickness of currently available models, might be announced. This slenderness could be the result of a switch from traditional hard drives to flash-based storage, claimed Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster in an interview with USA Today.

Munster also theorised in an interview with IDG that the new laptop could boast a touchscreen, thus signalling “the beginning of the end of the mouse”. According to his sources, he said, the screen could be as small as 11 inches.

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