Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has seen the future, and it is ... Apple's present. He believes that in a few years, you'll have trouble finding a computer that doesn't look like today's MacBook Air.
At the risk of offending the power users out there who can't imagine using such a "weak" machine as the Air, let me respond to Huang's words with a resounding "Duh." I fully expect Apple to move the rest of the MacBook line towards the Air: lighter, thinner and with SSDs, because ... well, what else would it do? Thicker, heavier and with the same drives that we had in 2008? Of course Apple is going to move in that direction.
The article over at CNET talks about Huang's "vision" being based on ARM chips, which Nvidia supplies, and believes that we'll see Windows running on ARM in 2014, but even that misses the point. After the announcement that Apple had been developing Mac OS X for Intel processors for years before the public switch to Intel, who would be surprised to learn in 2014 that Apple had also been developing Mac OS X for ARM?
NVIDIA CEO sees the MacBook Air as the future of laptop design originally appeared on TUAW on Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.