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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, 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 MacBook, which . In the midst of all the Mac madness, Tom Krazit took a moment to riff on on the Mac's "brand promise."
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!