Could this be the headliner at next month's MacWorld? Or perhaps share the stage with an iPhone or an iTV? The volume is increasing about the rumored return of a 12-inch Apple laptop, the likes of which have not been seen since the now-defunct 12-inch PowerBook. This time around, Apple's version of an ultraportable laptop, which Mac OS Rumors is calling the "MacBook Thin," reportedly will feature a 12-inch wide-screen display and similar specs as current MacBook Pro models, including Core 2 Duo processors, 667MHz DDR2 memory, 120GB (or bigger) hard drive, and ATI Radeon Mobility X1600 or Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics. It'll be thinner than current MacBook Pro models--which aren't exactly chunky at just an inch thick--while still finding room to squeeze in an optical drive, a feature commonly left out of ultraportables. Finally, Mac OS Rumors reports that the battery will run for 6.5 hours and perhaps as long as 8 hours.
Via Ars Technica.