15.4-inch MacBooks To Ship In 2Q 07 Page: 1
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Author: PV5150
Source: DigiTimes

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According to our source, Apple are planning to introduce 15.4-inch MacBooks in the second quarter of 2007. The new model will fill the gap between the company's 13.3-inch MacBooks and the 15.4- and 17-inch MacBook Pros that form its current notebook line up, and is expected to boost shipments of Apple's Intel-powered MacBooks.

Currently, 13.3-inch MacBooks are manufactured by Asustek Computer, while the new 15.4-inch model will be made by Quanta Computer, which also manufactures the 15.4- and 17-inch MacBook Pros for Apple. Foxconn is said to have been in the running for the lucrative 15.4-inch manufacturing contract but was eventually unsuccessful

Prices for the 15.4-inch MacBook models are likely to be more competitive than their 13.3-inch counterparts, due largely to the relatively lower cost of 15.4-inch LCD panels, and will therefore help push further sales of MacBooks. The 13.3-inch MacBooks are currently available at US$1,099-US$1,499. The 15.4- and 17-inch MacBook Pros are currently available at a range between US$1,999 and US$2,799.

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