Apple would be planning to launch cheaper MacBook Air in the second quarter of this year

Apple would be planning to launch cheaper MacBook Air in the second quarter of this year

In a new note shared yesterday with investors, famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he had obtained information about a possible new Cheapest macbook air that Apple would be planning to launch in the second quarter of this year.

Apple today basically sells only two 13-inch MacBook Air models, identical except for the $ 1,000 SSD has 128GB, the $ 1,200 comes with a 256GB. In Brazil, they leave respectively for R $ 7,500 and R $ 8,900 when split in up to 12x.

In addition to a lower price, the new model would bring an updated processor (the current one uses a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5), improved graphics (current: Intel HD Graphics 6000), a Retina display (!!) and more internal storage.

In my view, Kuo may have gotten hot information from Chinese suppliers, but he made a mistake in the nomenclature. I see no point in Apple launching a MacBook Air with Retina display, updated components and being cheaper than the current one; what makes sense yes she launch a new model of macbook that is finally accessible enough to allow it to kill the Air line once and for all.

The 12-inch MacBook starts today at $ 1,300 in the United States, or $ 9,800 in Brazil. If she can upgrade the entry model and reduce its price, say, by $ 200, it would be awesome.

A, who knows, she may still be able to continue offering a single model of the current MacBook Air for $ 900 s to have a fairly aggressive notebook in its line.

via 9to5Mac