An iMac with a Dock for an Ultra Slim Macbook?

The Apple rumors are starting to get crazy with the Macworld Expo coming up on the 14th, and Steve Jobs’ keynote speech. So far there have been whispers of online movie rentals, OLED keyboards, firmware updates for the iPhone (including cut and paste features!) and now what you see above.

It’s an iMac with space for an ultra slim Macbook to fit inside it.

First off, the rumors about the ultra slim Macbook are sounding really cool, including the possibility of taking out the CD drive from the computer, but making an external drive for any CD or DVD needs. Jeff and I were talking about this over dinner last night, and it reminded me of how Apple phased out floppy disk drives on the old G3’s or G4’s. Could they be trying to phase out CD’s and DVD’s as well? Now that digital downloading is becoming so common, CD’s and DVD’s might be going the way of the floppy disk, and the folks over at Apple may realize this.

Now think of the idea of sliding this ultra slim Macbook into the side of an iMac, and you’ve got an entirely new beast. I’m in desperate need of upgrading my computer, so I’ve been thinking about getting a desktop and a laptop. But something like an iMac that synced with a mini-laptop might be just the thing I’ve been looking for. This certainly wouldn’t be optimal for everyone, but I know a lot of people who use both a laptop and a desktop, and this duo would be quite helpful.

Hopefully we’ll see this beauty released on the 14th, seeing as how the patent office just released the drawings today, but who knows. Steve Jobs likes to keep things interesting, so I’m sure we won’t be disappointed.


January 3, 2008