Steve Jobs will show off a new CRAZY LOOKING laptop at the
MacWorld convention in New York next week, aimed at
students, home users, and cheapskates. The new portable has
a massively reengineered architecture and a wacky new
The new machine is designed to provide most of what you get with a PowerBook,
but be more durable, and less expensive. Most likely, it will have a 300MHz (or
faster) G3 processor, 32 megs of RAM, a 12" passive matrix screen, and a shitty
IDE hard drive.
However, the laptop's motherboard will be cutting edge. Almost all of the
components, except CPU, will be on one chip. The new all-in-one architecture
and low power screen should add up to long battery life. Because there wont be
as many components to get broken, the machine should be able to withstand
Most importantly, Pigdog has learned -- well, we have it on good rumor -- that
the CASE for the new machine will be extremely curvy, and made from
translucent, colorful plastic, ala the iMac!
It is not known whether it will come in fruit-inspired fashion colors. But if
its path is similar to that of the the iMac, Apple will release it in blue
first, and follow up with other fruity colors later.
The new machines should be on the market in time for this year's Christmas