updated 02:55 pm EST, Mon November 12, 2007
Ultra-portable at Macworld
Apple is preparing to unveil a new ultra-portable notebook at the forthcoming Macworld Expo in January, according to sources cited by AppleInsider. Rumors suggest that the Cupertino-based company is developing a secret new notebook that is exceptionally thin and lightweight, which was first said to contain an optical disk drive but now will forgo the ability to read disks in favor of even less thickness. The subnotebook reportedly utilizes NAND flash memory for storage, which uses less electricity and is lighter than traditional hard drives. Apple's new laptop will also include an LED backlit widescreen display, according to the report.
Apple is prepping a memorable introduction for the device at Macworld Expo next year, according to the report, and the laptop is already affecting industry analyst estimates for the company's earnings. A lighter, thinner notebook with a 13-inch widescreen will offer longer battery life, easier portability, and nearly instant bootup times thanks to the NAND flash storage.