“Apple next week is expected to unveil an entirely new MacBook model positioned between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, available in sizes of 13 and 15 inches with no disc drive,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The details come from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI, who has been a reliable source of information on unannounced Apple products,” Hughes reports. “Kuo said he believes the new MacBook will be priced starting at $1,199 for the basic 13-inch model. The purported notebook will not have an optical disc drive, and it will be available with either a solid-state drive or a traditional hard-disk drive.”
Hughes reports, “This new MacBook will reportedly be lighter and slimmer than the MacBook Pro, with equal computing power. He also said it will feature a Retina display with a tapered-edge design, as well as a larger battery capacity… Apple is expected to unveil its new 15-inch MacBook, priced at $1,799 with a hard-disk drive, next week, and the device will go on sale soon after… Kuo also predicted on Friday that Apple could discontinue the MacBook Pro lineup entirely if the new MacBook series proves popular enough. He sees the Pro being gradually phased out, but remaining on shelves until 2013.”
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