John Paczkowski

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Your Next Laptop May Not Be a MacBook Air, But It Will Probably Look Like One

It might not run Mac OS X or the sport the Apple brand, but chances are your next laptop will look a lot like the MacBook Air. This according to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who thinks the future of laptop design looks a lot like the one Apple revealed last October.

“You’ll have trouble finding one that doesn’t look like the MacBook Air,” he told Cnet. “I think the Macbook Air is a good mental image of what a clamshell laptop will look like. They’ll be thin because you won’t need any heat pipes, the fan, and extra batteries to lug around.”

That’s not a particularly original observation; Apple’s been touting the Air as the “Next Generation of MacBooks” since it first debuted. But it’s interesting that we’re now hearing it from C-level executives outside of Apple who seem perfectly willing to concede that the Air has redefined the concept of portable computers and parrot a theory put forth by Steve Jobs when he introduced the Air’s latest iteration: “We think all notebooks will look like these one day.”


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik