If you follow the wide world of Mac computing, you probably know that rumors are commonplace and Steve Jobs always finds a way to fool everyone. But one of the most persistent rumors over the past few months has revolved around Apple's impending release of a subnotebook.
In case you're new to the subnotebook game, these devices usually offer many of the features you would expect from a normal notebook, but are extremely underpowered and typically feature screen sizes that run between 7- to 10-inches. In order to keep their prices down, they usually lack many of the ports you would expect from a regular laptop and an optical drive is a blessing and not the norm.
That said, subnotebooks generally come in at a nicely affordable price, but rarely sell well on the open market. To make matters worse, most of these computers are downright ugly.
Now, after reading over the general design of a subnotebook, does that design sound anything like a product Apple would sell? Not a chance. Not to mention, don't you remember what happened the last time Apple ventured into the subnotebook market?
And while that description doesn't even apply to anything Steve Jobs and company would release, there's still a host of rumors saying Apple will release one of these losers.… Read more