“Bank of America Securities this week joined a chorus of other Wall Street firms who say they believe Apple Inc. is working on flash-based notebook and video iPod designs for a release sometime later this year,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.
‘We believe that Apple will introduce a new notebook, with flash based storage in [the second half of 2007],’ analyst Keith Bachman wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday. ‘Turn on time will be shorter (with flash), and we imagine the form factor will be thinner, than existing notebooks.’ Bachman… said he does not believe the capacity point for the new Apple notebook has been determined but expects it will end up around around 30GB,” Marsal reports.
Marsal reports, “…The Bank of America analyst said he is not yet convinced that the notebook market will significantly shift to 30GB flash capacity in the near term, as the target ultra portable notebook market consists of only about 2 percent of total drive units (or about 6 percent – 7 percent of total notebooks). Another major deterrent is Microsoft’s Vista operating system, he said, which would require about half the 30GB of drive space for installation compared to the 2GB – 4GB required by Apple’s Mac OS X.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good Jobs, Vista certainly is a bloated pig with lipstick smeared all over its fat face.
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