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According to one Russian magazine it is, and the title even lists specifications for the MacBook Air-like machine, website 9to5mac notes.

Well, kind of. There are some inconsistencies. The 10.4in, 1280 x 768, LED-backlit display seems reasonable enough, but a 1.83GHz Intel Atom Z740? The 1.86GHz Z540, more like, though it only has 512KB of L2 cache, whereas the Russians claoim 1MB for the mysterious Z740.

Faster Atom Z-series parts are expected next month, but it's anticipated they'll all have 5xx model numbers.

The specs continue with 2GB of 800MHz DDR 3 memory, though the chipset, named as the "Nvidia MCP79" and "Nvidia GeForce 9400M" - two known names for the same part - only runs a 533MHz frontside bus.

The "MacBook Mini" is said to sport a 64GB SSD, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 802.11n Wi-Fi. Like the Air, there's one USB port and a mini DisplayPort connector.

The 267 x 195 x 4-19.4mm, 1.03kg machine contains a 5100mAh lithium-ion battery.

Real or fake? Well, it's possibly no coincidence that April Fool's Day comes in a couple of days. It could certainly be a good piece of Photoshoppery, but we note that the function key line contains 13 keys. The Air has 14. Would a faker working from MacBook and MacBook Air snaps really think to take out a single Fn key? ®

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