Nov 12 2008

Finally, an Apple Netbook? Not Quite

Take a look at this…

Had me convinced...

… But don’t let your eyes deceive you! Whether you see it as an ode of enthusiasm or an infringement on intellectual property, there’s no doubt it looks like the real thing. Christened a ‘Macbook Nano’ by its tinkering inventors (and a ‘Hackentosh’ by others!), beneath the familiar exterior is not Apple technology but the MSI Wind of earlier this year.

While the craftsmanship of the imitation is interesting enough in itself, more intriguing is what it has to say about the market for netbook users. If this isn’t an indication of a thirsty population of Apple users, I don’t know what is!

However, Apple execs seem unexcited at those prospects. According to Stephen Baker of NPD, the weak reception of the 2005 Mac Mini is dimming the enthusiasm of the company towards making small, cheap alternatives to current models. The novelty of the netbook market is also a factor: during a keynote at an October conference Steve Jobs offered only a lukewarm “we’ll see how it goes” to the netbook question.

One can’t help but imagine that with HP and Dell still outperforming Apple in total units shipped, a new netbook might offer Apple an entrance to that market. Jobs still has time to reverse his decision, but it seems Apple-users will have to wait for now… unless they’ve got the skills to make their own!

You can see the astounding transformation on Flickr here and here.

4 Comments on this post

Trackbacks

  1. Finally, an Apple Netbook? Not Quite | NetbookBoards.com | iAppleShare.com - Know everything about Apple products. wrote:

    […] Here is the original:  Finally, an Apple Netbook? Not Quite | NetbookBoards.com […]

    September 10th, 2009 at 8:21 pm
  2. Snow Leopard Update Kills Hackintosh Netbooks | NetbookBoards.com wrote:

    […] seen some pretty clever and professional Hackintosh netbooks out there, all likely a product of Apple’s unwillingness to join the netbook industry. […]

    November 3rd, 2009 at 3:42 pm
  3. Apple’s Tablet Could Be Called The iSlate | NetbookBoards.com wrote:

    […] for the eventual Apple tablet. Apple rumors have abounded since the beginning of time (or at least the end of 2008), and we might finally see their consummation in this new […]

    December 27th, 2009 at 12:17 am
  4. The XP Patch Nightmare: Why We Should Move On | Thatsmytech.com wrote:

    […] platform where new machines still have this abomination,  please get Windows 7 or Linux or even a Hackintosh.  Microsoft has directions for those of you who don’t know how to set up an ISO to install […]

    February 17th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

LEAVE A COMMENT

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Sponsors

Site Value
My site is worth:
Rank
What's your
Site Value?

Popular Posts