10 & 12-inch, Macbook Nano / Mini. Touch gestures, glass screens, flash HD, and Blu-ray?
Renditions have surfaced surrounding the rumored slim Macbook Pro. Speculations give a window from a release with Leopard this October, to an unveiling at Macworld ’08. Supposedly, mockups surfaced, in fear of releasing real photos, ala iPod nano “fatty” pics and Apple legal debacle last month. Speculations include iMac aluminum aesthetics, glass screens with black border, larger trackpad with integrated touch gestures (pinching, flicking), flash HD (upto 80gb), slimmer profile, and Blu-ray drives.
Alternate Tag line: “Touch like a Pro”. Got a better one? Let us know in the comments!
[Update] Optical drives maybe out on some ultra thin models, touting “zero-movable parts” and iPhone thinness. Unclear whether or not this non optical drive model will either be a Macbook or Macbook Pro, or a new line all together (we place our bets on “Macbook Nano” or “Macbook Mini”). Dedicated GPUs for all models possible due to Leopard’s graphical demand and desired better gaming through emulation (Boot Camp, Parallels, etc).