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  • Apple NetBook Mock Up


    Here is a MacBook Mini concept design by Isamu Sanada.

    It sure looks a lot like the Vaio P by Sony. It features a 10-inch extra wide screen and tri-folding. Unlike the Vaio P, the MacBook Mini would feature a fold down leaf for a full track pad. This concept design is intended to have the thinness of the MacBook Air.

    However, if Apple actually does ever release a netbook like this you can probably expect them to do like Sony and deny they are releasing a netbook at all…until they do!

    Here are some more pics:







    I like the design…but I hope that Apple comes out with one where the whole screen features mult-touch; then you would not even need the track pad and the spiffy tri-fold design.

    Source: MacBook Mini mock-up is interesting Applification of the netbook concept - Boing Boing Gadgets
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple NetBook Mock Up started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. KelvinalF's Avatar
      KelvinalF -
      agreed:]
    1. prism2unit's Avatar
      prism2unit -
      How inconvenient that tri fold design would be, always having to fold down to use the track pad and fold again to use the keyboard? NO. Apple yould 100% definatley (i hope) make their netbook work something like a 10+ inch iPhone would... Maybe include a little pocket-like case to hold it in when you're not using it or something. THAT would be nice.

      For a good example, look at the ModBook.
    1. huntor's Avatar
      huntor -
      i'd become a pc user if apple released anything like that.

      there's not gunna be a track pad for the upcoming tablet.
      and for the keyboard, i could see them making it all touch screen
      but i think i'd actually like a flip/slide out keyboard.
      the screen will probably be a little too big for an only-thumbs touchscreen keyboard. but who knows.. im sure apple will think of something badass and creative.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Those look absolutely terrible....
      And I don;t foresee a netbook in the near future, at least not with the new expensive materials we have been seeing Apple use. Netbook market dominates almost completely based on price. You get them for 400 bucks. Their phones aren;t even that cheap...
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by huntor View Post
      im sure apple will think of something badass and creative.
      I'm sure that price will be ridiculous for a netbook.
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      That design is the most annoying ever, ever. Seriously, it would get old real fast, having to flip the touch pad over to access the keyboard. They could just put a multitouch pointing stick in the key... Oh wait, nevermind.
    1. mgamber's Avatar
      mgamber -
      Man, give it up already. If you want a Mac netbook that badly, get an HP Mini 1000 and put OS X on it. It works great and you can use a stock Apple DVD to do the install.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Guesswork fail.

      Not even remotely close to what apple would do if they did it.

      #1 - it would be SSD Flash so it would be thinner primarily due to not have three ugly flaps.
      #2 - Apple does not use "big a*ss hinges"
      #3 - Apple does not use full size keyboards on their small models (iphone for instance, dual switchable keyboard)
      #4 - Apple would not use an aluminum keyboard as the top of the laptop like the persons that mocked this atrocity up did.



      #5 - Fail.
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      Quote Originally Posted by AppleChic View Post

      However, if Apple actually does ever release a netbook like this you can probably expect them to do like Sony and deny they are releasing a netbook at all…until they do!
      except sony doesn't make a netbook...
      its a 900 freaking dollars...far from netbook territory.
    1. andypropaganda's Avatar
      andypropaganda -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      Guesswork fail.

      Not even remotely close to what apple would do if they did it.

      #1 - it would be SSD Flash so it would be thinner primarily due to not have three ugly flaps.
      #2 - Apple does not use "big a*ss hinges"
      #3 - Apple does not use full size keyboards on their small models (iphone for instance, dual switchable keyboard)
      #4 - Apple would not use an aluminum keyboard as the top of the laptop like the persons that mocked this atrocity up did.

      #5 - Fail.

      Chill pill maybe?

      Anyways, I agree that they should probably make the screen multi-touch, and I think that they probably would, which I suppose would go along with you're idea one1 that they would not have a full size keyboard because there would always be the possibilty of no keyboard. They could just have a double touch screen. The "bottom" screen because the keyboard or possible "touch screen track pad" since it would be like the iPhone with the ability to switch from one set of keys to the next.
    1. dr.stevil's Avatar
      dr.stevil -
      and will sell for only $1199.99

      what a deal
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      There have been rumours of a large ipod touch and an iPhone nano.

      could the large ipod touch not be the apple tablet/netbook that everyone wants?

      and could the iphone nano be referring to the current iphone models?

      that would make allot more sense than apple releasing 2 or 3 completely new products, complicating their line of products - which is something Apple doesn't do.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Apple already has a netbook. It's called the MacBook Air.