Apple finally releasing a MacBook mini?

9to5 Mac has recently posted scans of an article in a Russian magazine, depicting what appears to be a MacBook mini that is coming later this year. There is an abundance of images of the supposed device, which you will find further down this article.

In terms of specifications, the MacBook mini will pull in the following:

10.4" WXGA display.
· 1280 x 768 pixel with LED backlighting.
· NVIDIA MCP79
· Intel Atom Z740 1.83GHz with 1MB L2 cache.
· 2GB DDR3-800.
· NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
· 64GB Solid State Drive.
· Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
· 1 x USB 2.0
· 1 x Mini Display Port
· Battery Li-Ion 5100mA

Here are a couple images of the supposed device, including a comparison with the MacBook air:


The original article has been updated with a large number of other shots of the device, too many to include here, so please check it out here.

What's the general consensus of Neowin on this? Is this just what Apple needs, or are we looking at a well presented hoax? Take the news with a grain of salt, as April Fools is but days away. If this is genuine, then expect to it see store shelves with a price tag of $899.

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