Apple’s holiday quarter MacBook Air shipments could hit 750,000 units

Apple Online Store“Apple’s global shipments of MacBook series notebooks in the fourth quarter of 2010 will reach a monthly average of one million units,” Yenting Chen and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.

MacBook Air models could account “for 20-25% of the volume, according to sources from notebook component makers,” Chen and Tsai report.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: For Apple’s fiscal 2010 fourth quarter ended September 25, 2010, the company sold 3.89 million Macs during the quarter, a 27 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple’s total Mac sales (notebooks and desktops) could exceed 4+ million units for the holiday quarter. We believe that MacBook Air sales, if broken out, would shock most Apple analysts.

15 Comments

  1. @Ballmer’s left nut
    “I think I’ll settle for a Mac Mini instead – just as portable from home to office.”

    Yeah, but what do you for the places in between? With an Air you can pull in to a Starbuck’s for a coffee break and do some business.

    Of course it’s probably much easier to connect and re-connect your mini to the Ethernet, monitor, and power (and keyboard and mouse if those aren’t wireless) every time you need to relocate. How much does it cost to have an extra keyboard, mouse, monitor, and power cord at each location?

    Please keep running MS the same way!

  2. Took advantage of the only time Apple will knock off a few bucks without it being refurbished and made the plunge after visiting my local Best Buy and tested it out. Nice! Very Fast! Descent screen albeit Glossy! : ( Drove back home and order the 13″ customized with the 2.13 GHz processor and 4 GB RAM, versus the stock 2GB RAM of the Best Buy Display Model. I read reviews where people were apprehensive about it after they ordered, but then when they received it and had it for a week or so, they basically came back and gave it a 5 star review with the word, “surprised”, used a lot… surprised at the quick opening of apps, the almost instant on, battery life, brilliant display, etc… In other words, they were happy with their purchase and would recommend. I hope I too fall in that category…

    MDN Magic Word: income… as in gonna need a lot to pay for my MacBook Air!

  3. Took advantage of the only time Apple will knock off a few bucks without it being refurbished and made the plunge after visiting my local Best Buy and tested it out. Nice! Very Fast! Descent screen albeit Glossy! : ( Drove back home and order the 13″ customized with the 2.13 GHz processor and 4 GB RAM, versus the stock 2GB RAM of the Best Buy Display Model. I read reviews where people were apprehensive about it after they ordered, but then when they received it and had it for a week or so, they basically came back and gave it a 5 star review with the word, “surprised”, used a lot… surprised at the quick opening of apps, the almost instant on, battery life, brilliant display, etc… In other words, they were happy with their purchase and would recommend. I hope I too fall in that category…

    MDN Magic Word: income… as in gonna need a lot to pay for my MacBook Air!

  4. Took advantage of the only time Apple will knock off a few bucks without it being refurbished and made the plunge after visiting my local Best Buy and tested it out. Nice! Very Fast! Descent screen albeit Glossy! : ( Drove back home and order the 13″ customized with the 2.13 GHz processor and 4 GB RAM, versus the stock 2GB RAM of the Best Buy Display Model. I read reviews where people were apprehensive about it after they ordered, but then when they received it and had it for a week or so, they basically came back and gave it a 5 star review with the word, “surprised”, used a lot… surprised at the quick opening of apps, the almost instant on, battery life, brilliant display, etc… In other words, they were happy with their purchase and would recommend. I hope I too fall in that category…

    MDN Magic Word: income… as in gonna need a lot to pay for my MacBook Air!

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