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Few manufacturers want to interrupt the holiday buying season with new product announcements; why make the stuff currently sitting on shelves seem obsolete? Besides, two major shows--CES and Macworld--are just around the corner. So this week was filled with a little news and a lot of speculation.
First up: Apple. Matt Elliott redefined our notion of gadget lust in his write-up about the MacBook, which . In the midst of all the Mac madness, Tom Krazit took a moment to riff on on the Mac's "brand promise.", which are reportedly on the way in time for Macworld. But who wouldn't get a little steamy thinking about lighter, brighter MacBooks? Also gaining steam was the rumor of a 12-inch
Dell dominated headlines this week, too, with news that it would start
At CNET Reviews this week we kept our eyes on the budget, with in-depth looks at the $849
Other stories worth reading: Intel is reportedly poised to announce 45-nanometer laptop processors on January 6; Microsoft is serious about getting Windows XP on the One Laptop Per Child project's XO laptop, but the hardware presents a challenge; JetBlue is on flights; and PC World has a how-to on protecting data on your laptop's hard drive.
Finally, a team of reporters from Webware and News.com compiled some predictions about where technology is headed in 2008.
Have a great weekend!