Unreal MacBook Mini is Just That: Unreal

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Everybody say: “Ohhhhh.”

It’s tiny. It runs Leopard 10.5.2. 80GB. 1GB. 1.6GHz Atom. Niiiiice.

This little MacBook Mini is just what many, many people have been hoping for (myself included).

Shame it’s not real.

In fact it’s an MSI Wind hacked to run OS X, and given the additional flourish of a realistic backlit Apple logo in the lid. It was created by user Spanky over at the German MSI Wind web forum (translation to English).

In recent weeks I’ve begun to see the appeal of a MacBook Air – the lightweight feel combined with a full size keyboard is certainly an attractive option. But for the time being, it’s just too expensive. Until prices come down (which I’m certain they will), hackbooks like this will continue to get me drooling.

(Via Team Teabag)

  • SmellyGeekBoy

    I really love this thing. If Apple came up with a netbook I think that people would be all over it, and it’d probably convert a lot of people to OS X (as current netbooks seem to be doing for Linux).

    It’d probably slighty tarnish their well-deserved “premium” image, but it’s also probably exactly what they need in these troubled economic times.

  • Spanky

    I also love my little MacBook mini ;) but the best thing is it just cost 399€.

  • Qwertz

    It’s a fake……

    ça se voit au premier coup d’oeil…..

  • Guest

    IT’S A FAKE??? No shat it’s a fake… well it’s real, cuz it isn’t a rendering, so it’s not fake… and no one is claiming it’s real… what’s your point?

  • Peter

    http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=

    Yeah and the ad he made is using a fake too?
    It’s totally real ;)

  • Tone

    beautiful! – I’d buy it

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