Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

MacBook Mini Concept: April Fool?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 13 comments

It seems like Macs are subject to the most mocked-up photos when it comes to visualizing the rumors. Mac fans don’t do anything half way and these pictures of the more than likely fake MacBook Mini are a perfect example.

This machine is definitely pretty, but is it real? "No way," would be my take on it but 9to5 Mac points to an advertisement in a Russian magazine which details (based on commenter translation) some pretty wobbly specs, but specs none the less.

Despite the fact that Apple has been saying there will be neither a MacBook Nano or iPhone Nano, people seem to be dead set on a netbook or ultraportable from Apple. If we were pushed for an answer we’d say Apple would rather go the ultraportable route than the netbook route. Ultra portables don’t come with the same bargain bin pricing and I doubt Apple will bring in more consumer-friendly pricing anytime soon.

Still, pretty things are fun to look at. 

Credit: 9to5 MacCredit: 9to5 MacCredit: 9to5 MacCredit: 9to5 Mac

Discuss
Ask a Category Expert

Create a new thread in the News comments forum about this subject

Example: Notebook, Android, SSD hard drive

This thread is closed for comments
  • 5 Hide
    SneakySnake , March 30, 2009 6:02 PM
    This would be a stupid release - as it would be in direct sales conflict with the macbook air
  • -5 Hide
    waikano , March 30, 2009 6:13 PM
    How come every time Jane posts an article about an Apple product/rumor the PC fan boys go off?!?! I say keep them coming, just got my new Mini on Friday and oh so loving it. Makes the perfect HTPC.
  • 1 Hide
    geckoar , March 30, 2009 6:17 PM
    I guess but MAC cannt do blu-ray and Jobs said he doesnt want blu-ray so your mini as An HTPC is a no go for me. I use my PC as my gaming rig and HTPC running 1080p and 7.1 sound and blu-ray.
  • Display all 13 comments.
  • 0 Hide
    waikano , March 30, 2009 6:26 PM
    @geckoar ok you got me not the perfect HTPC I would like to see the Blu in a Mac as well. But man this think is amazing for it's size, and oh so quiet.
  • 5 Hide
    rigaudio , March 30, 2009 7:31 PM
    As I read these Mac articles, I am reminded of the phrase "A fool and his money are soon parted."
  • 0 Hide
    Tindytim , March 30, 2009 7:54 PM
    rigaudioAs I read these Mac articles, I am reminded of the phrase "A fool and his money are soon parted."


    QFT. That thing looks like it's two pieces of painted cardboard. With how thin that will be, they'll get to charge you even more for even less hardware, and an even smaller amount of performance.
  • 0 Hide
    eddieroolz , March 30, 2009 7:55 PM
    waikanoHow come every time Jane posts an article about an Apple product/rumor the PC fan boys go off?!?! I say keep them coming, just got my new Mini on Friday and oh so loving it. Makes the perfect HTPC.


    It's just you.
  • 1 Hide
    Tindytim , March 30, 2009 8:30 PM
    eddieroolzIt's just you.

    I think that only works if s/he says "Is it just me, or does/is/has"
  • 1 Hide
    Silluete , March 30, 2009 10:16 PM
    rigaudioAs I read these Mac articles, I am reminded of the phrase "A fool and his money are soon parted."

    +1
  • -1 Hide
    danimal_the_animal , March 31, 2009 4:58 AM
    Blueray? who can afford it? just netflix'em and use ripbot264 to make perfect blueray rips at a fraction of the space it takes up on blueray...then send it back and get the next in your queue!
    Blueray is SOOOOO OVER BITRATED its pathetic!

    wall-e is only 3.68gb when done!
  • 0 Hide
    higherdestiny , March 31, 2009 5:02 AM
    It's fake.

    Look at the comparison image of all three systems (MacBook, MacBook Mini, MacBook Air) below.

    http://9to5mac.com/files/image/00000/attachment-3.jpg

    View full size images, 100% zoom.

    Look at the "S" key on the MacBook.
    Notice how there is an angled manufacturing distortion (a compression, or crease or stain) running from approximately the centre lower area of the key up towards the right upper corner of the key. This is a result of stresses during the moulding of the plastic keys and is unique.

    Now look at the MacBook Mini. Although the key has been lightened in colour, the "S" key shows the exact same deformation as the MacBook. This is also the case with other keys (The 'H' key has three horisontal deformations).

    This clearly proves that the keyboard on the "Mini" has been photoshopped from the screenshot of the MacBook.

    Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen. Case Closed :-)
  • 0 Hide
    tayb , March 31, 2009 6:33 AM
    danimal_the_animalBlueray? who can afford it? just netflix'em and use ripbot264 to make perfect blueray rips at a fraction of the space it takes up on blueray...then send it back and get the next in your queue!Blueray is SOOOOO OVER BITRATED its pathetic!wall-e is only 3.68gb when done!


    I wouldn't go about posting on the internet often about your illegal movie ripping habits.
  • 0 Hide
    Anonymous , March 31, 2009 1:04 PM
    the laptop seems too thin!
    A laptop of that caliber one could easily snap in two or break by applying some force.
    Also the screen has to be oled for it to be so thin, and weprobably won't see many hi-res oled screens on the market for a while!