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MacBook Mini mockup: Fan fake or the real deal?

A Russian publication printed a photo, detailed specs, and pricing for a new Apple MacBook Mini. But it all just looks a little too good to be true.

This Apple Netbook is most likely fake--but it's fun to dream. 9to5mac.com

When it comes to anything Apple--and especially anything Mac Netbook-related--you can blog virtually anything and get a huge response from readers.

Well, Monday's Apple Netbook entry comes to us from a Russian magazine that printed up what's almost assuredly fake concept art for a MacBook mini (it's not quite April Fool's Day, but we're close). What's amusing is that it all looks pretty real on the surface, with a price tag ($899), a release date (sometime this year), and detailed specs that have some folks drooling:

  • 10.4-inch WXGA display
  • 1280x768-pixel resolution with LED backlighting
  • Nvidia MCP79 chipset
  • Intel Atom Z740 1.83GHz CPU with 1MB L2 cache
  • 2GB DDR3-800 memory
  • Nvidia GeForce 9400M GPU
  • 64GB solid-state drive
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n connectivity
  • 1 USB 2.0 socket
  • 1 Mini Display Port
  • Lithium ion 5100mA battery

Looks too good to be true. Or does it?

9to5 via Gizmodo.

See another photo after the jump.