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MacBook Mini Concept: April Fool?

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. 

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  • SneakySnake
    This would be a stupid release - as it would be in direct sales conflict with the macbook air
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  • waikano
    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.
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  • geckoar
    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.
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  • waikano
    @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.
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  • rigaudio
    As I read these Mac articles, I am reminded of the phrase "A fool and his money are soon parted."
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  • Tindytim
    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.
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  • eddieroolz
    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.
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  • Tindytim
    eddieroolzIt's just you.I think that only works if s/he says "Is it just me, or does/is/has"
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  • Silluete
    rigaudioAs I read these Mac articles, I am reminded of the phrase "A fool and his money are soon parted."+1
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  • danimal_the_animal
    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!
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