Monday, May 7, 2012

A $799 MacBook Air?

DigiTimes is reporting this morning that Apple may introduce a new MacBook Air in the 3rd quarter of 2012 at a $799 price point. If true, that should send shivers down the spines of all of the "Ultrabook" manufacturers.

The cheapest MacBook Air is the 11.6 inch model and it is currently priced at $999. Judy has this computer and it is an amazing piece of hardware. It's essentially the size of an iPad but sports a lot more horsepower than what you can get in a tablet.

If the rumors from the Apple supply chain are true, that would give Apple a MacBook Air priced lower than the high end iPads. That would be devastating news for the PC makers, who would have to get their Ultrabooks down to the $699 price point to be competitive...something they have not been able to do yet.

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