I want it to cost as much as possible--a real pro unit--packing as much power (and lighted keys) as possible into the smallest space with the smallest screen. I want a clamshell, not a tablet, though, and no HD or internal optical.<br><br>I suspect Apple is not planning such a high-end, niche extreme, so we'll see if I like their compromise! 13" and very thin might be fine. The rumored "MacBook Air" name is as good as any, to me.<br><br>The standard I am measuring against: a $2100-$3700 (without even including Vista Ultimate!) Sony VAIO TZ:<br><br>http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stor...ategoryId=16154
<br><br>The critical specs I want to match or beat from that:<br><br>11" screen (9-13" is acceptable, but please no huge wasted margin)<br>1366x768 res (higher preferred)<br>48-64GB flash drive (or more GB in a 1.8" HD for the sake of price)<br>Built-in camera, BT, WiFi<br>1.33 GHz dual core (Santa Rosa / Penryn ideally)<br>And most importantly: .8" thick and 68 to 99.5 cubic inches (McBook is 123 cu. in. for comparison)<br><br>I don't care about memory stick, nor Sprint mobile broadband unless really cheap. (I'm OK tethering to an iPhone, which should be possible one day.) Fingerprint reader is neat but not a big deal for me. Any new "multitouch" laptop stuff sounds pretty minor to me (like a new zoom shortcut) so I don't much care at this point whether those rumors have any basis.<br><br>The ideal might have a 13.3" 1280x800 screen, but so thin that it still has a volume similar to Sony's 11" model. Since I'm willing to give up some ports (docking stations meet that need) maybe it's remotely possible.<br><br>I'd want GMA X3100 graphics (with better drivers to come I hope), not the GMA 950 Sony still uses. I'd love real VRAM, but with 2GB RAM I can accept that sacrifice. I have my iMac for gaming anyway.<br><br>
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