Are expectations too high for the Apple subnotebook?
In the calm before the storm that is Macworld Expo, it seems that Apple's announcement of a thinned-down version of their popular MacBook (or MacBook Pro, depending on who you ask) is a foregone conclusion.I'm just as guilty as the rest for fanning the fire.
In the calm before the storm that is Macworld Expo, it seems that Apple's announcement of a thinned-down version of their popular MacBook (or MacBook Pro, depending on who you ask) is a foregone conclusion.
I'm justasguilty as the rest for fanning the fire. Call it wishful thinking, but my share of sources have told me that the Apple subnote exists and that it's only a question of when Apple decides to announce it.
But are we setting ourselves up for disappointment?
On Saturday MacRumors posted a series of thin MacBook concept images which are sure to make readers drool. (Image above courtesy of kontheur.) Reading around the Web, there's no shortage of wish lists, predictions, sightings and sourced reports about the elusive subnotebook and it's got an impossibly long feature list:
full complement of "pro" ports (HDMI and FW3200 anyone?)
less ports and dockable
no optical drive
external optical drive
FW optical drive
Flash/SSD/Hybrid hard drive
half the weight
half the thickness
carbon-fiber enclosure (ok, that one's from me:)
UPDATE: 3G wireless radio
Either way you look at it, some people are going to be a tad disappointed if said subnotebook only ships with a subset of the above. Everyone take a deep breat, everything will be ok. Besides we'll know exactly what the new subnote is all about in eight days. Let's just hope that they decide to release it.