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    MacBook Air Evolving Into Mainstream Product?

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    MacBook Air Evolving Into Mainstream Product?
    MacRumors.com has an interesting analysis of the sales figures of the new MacBook Air:

    MacBook Air Evolving Into Mainstream Product? - Mac Rumors

    "(...) the MacBook Air accounted for 15% of total notebook sales during the quarter, versus 5% in the prior year."

    I am personally interested in getting a MacBook Air, so I read up a bit about it. Here's another interesting link comparing the three current types of MacBook 13":

    MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air vs. white MacBook: Which 13-inch Apple laptop should you buy? | Crave - CNET

    In the future, we hope Apple will streamline its 13-inch offerings somewhat to make this less of a laptop logjam.

    My personal prediction (wild speculation, rather) for this summer is that Apple will stop the white MacBook line. The MacBook Pro stays the top of the line and the best for performance and expansion options. The MacBook line will be replaced by the MacBook Air line, which will get an upgrade to Sandy Bridge. There will be more options, with the lower spec ones acting as the offering for the lower side of the market (replacing the MacBook) and the higher spec ones for mobile power users. The main difference between the two ranges, then, is that the Air range doesn't offer the expansion options of the Pro.



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    MacBook Air Evolving Into Mainstream Product?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterJP View Post

    My personal prediction (wild speculation, rather) for this summer is that Apple will stop the white MacBook line. The MacBook Pro stays the top of the line and the best for performance and expansion options. The MacBook line will be replaced by the MacBook Air line, which will get an upgrade to Sandy Bridge. There will be more options, with the lower spec ones acting as the offering for the lower side of the market (replacing the MacBook) and the higher spec ones for mobile power users. The main difference between the two ranges, then, is that the Air range doesn't offer the expansion options of the Pro.



    Peter.
    I think that's a very reasonable prediction...

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