“The Taiwan-based supply chain for Apple products will begin shipments of new 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Air models featuring Sandy Bridge platform and Thunderbolt interface in late May for launch in June or July, according to makers in the supply chain,” Yen-Shyang Hwang, Yenting Chen, and Adam Hwang report for DigiTimes.
“Based on history of Apple’s taking deliveries, the order volume of new MacBook Air in the month of initial launch, June or July, will be considerably large and prices are relative high compared with orders from other vendors,” Hwang, Chen, and Hwang report. “Since MacBook Air is symbolic of ultra-slim notebook PCs, other vendors including Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer and Asustek Computer are also offering slim models of notebook PCs but these models are inferior to MacBook Air in thickness due to consideration of production costs and sales price.”
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[Attribution: AppleInsider. Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dow C.” and “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]