A few months ago, I saw that the first concept flash memory computer was presented to the public. This was shortly after Samsung and Apple reached their long-term deal for megabucks worth flash memory. The first thing I thought about was what if Apple created a sub-compact, flash memory computer that would be fast, light-weight, with a very small footprint. I talked about this on a couple MacRoundTable podcasts. Well it looks like other folks are beginning to dream the same dream. According to AppleInsider,
UBS Investment Research analyst Ben Reitzes said this week his proprietary checks indicate Apple is working on “ultra-portable PCs” and even notebooks equipped with NAND flash memory in order to speed up boot times.
“We believe these new products could start in notebook products with combo-drives (NAND and HDD) or ultra-portables (NAND only), and could be released in time for MacWorld,” Reitzes told clients.
Man, oh man, I can just imagine how fast, quiet, light and cool it would be.. another great reason for me to get to MacWorld this January.