Monday, October 02, 2006

Flash-based MacBooks?

Rumours have started to circulate of flash-based MacBooks that might arrive early next year. This isn't new, we were hearing about zero boot time Macs last November, almost a year ago now. I've been waiting for something to replace the 12 inch Powerbook for almost as long.

I'm not interesting in picking up a 15 or 17 inch MacBook Pro, or even a 13 inch MacBook. I want a replacement for the 12 inch, and if anything, I want it to be smaller and lighter than my current one.

Forgetting about other advantages, replacing the hard drive with flash memory seems to offer that. Better yet if they ripped out the optical drive, I can't remember the last time I used that on my PowerBook, although I use it all the time on my desktop iMac.

So, like last time, I'm hoping that this time, the rumours are true and not just more hot air like the last two years of iPhone rumours.