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This interesting piece of patent marginalia shows a potential iPod Mini stuck inside a potential PowerBook. This is actually probably just Apple's way of covering its arse when someone comes out with a similar notion of an MP3 player built into a laptop, something about prior art or whatever, but the premise is compelling. The iPod acts as the laptop's touch pad and, like some other laptops we've seen, the screen supplies handy info like battery life, grayscale pr0n, and track listings. Will it ever be made? Naw. But it's nice to know someone is thinking out in Cupertino.

Integrated iPod mini in Apple Notebook [101Reviews]