Oct 20 2009

New MacBook Laptops May Be Competition for Netbooks

We already know that Apple refuses to make a netbook because profit margins would be too low. Instead, the company plans on releasing new MacBook laptops, albeit at the old MacBook price (of $999).

These new MacBook laptops will have a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor paired with a Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics chipset. Battery life is expected to be around seven hours and the machine weighs roughly 4.7 pounds.

There’s no doubt that consumers looking for the cheaper (yet still reliable) alternative will end up buying a netbook, but Apple may be able to snag new consumers who were on the margin about buying a Mac before. What do you think will happen? Will Apple gain or lose customers? Perhaps neither?

Via JKOnTheRun.

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  1. MleB said:

    Its fast and its attractive, but my netbook (and nearly 1/3 the price, 1/2 the weight and a similar fraction of the user attitude) is not in any way in any competition with the Macbook.

    Tack on recent ‘issues’ as noted in Snow Leopard and I’m afraid MacBooks are only in competition with overpriced Vista machines….

    October 21st, 2009 at 12:56 pm


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