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Your Next Laptop May Not Be a MacBook Air, But It Will Probably Look Like One

It might not run Mac OS X or the sport the Apple brand, but chances are your next laptop will look a lot like the MacBook Air. This according to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who thinks the future of laptop design looks a lot like the one Apple revealed last October.

“You’ll have trouble finding one that doesn’t look like the MacBook Air,” he told Cnet. “I think the Macbook Air is a good mental image of what a clamshell laptop will look like. They’ll be thin because you won’t need any heat pipes, the fan, and extra batteries to lug around.”

That’s not a particularly original observation; Apple’s been touting the Air as the “Next Generation of MacBooks” since it first debuted. But it’s interesting that we’re now hearing it from C-level executives outside of Apple who seem perfectly willing to concede that the Air has redefined the concept of portable computers and parrot a theory put forth by Steve Jobs when he introduced the Air’s latest iteration: “We think all notebooks will look like these one day.”