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MacBook Air, on the other it' s the ideal laptop for high schools or colleges. Still costly, it starts at $999, but Apple's least costly laptop is still there. In my opinion, even with educational rebates, the latest MBA is difficult for budgetary minded individuals to absorb without a retro-indicator.
So, I suspected that we were expecting a new MacBook Air that would take advantage of size advantages and technical sophistication to lower the purchase by a few hundred bucks. According to Apple's rumors, a new rumour could give more backing to Apple's plan to launch an inexpensive laptop before the end of the year.
It' s not clear whether Apple's Mac laptops will be replacing Apple's ageing MacBook Air or joining Apple's MacBook or MacBook Pro line as a new member, but a new DigiTimes review indicates that Quanta will make the least costly laptops in Apple's laptops line. "Apple's cheap laptops are likely to be used for less than $1,000, much like Apple's MacBook Air today.
"Below $1,000" could mean $999. Maybe a useful measure is comparison with Microsoft's Surface line, a line that seems to rival that of Apple. There we have the Surface laptop, which begins at $999 and may sunbathe in the cocks of the $999 start prize of the MacBook Air. The secret lies in the fact that there is rumour that this new, inexpensive MacBook Air (or whatever it's called) will have a retina screen.
Then there' the problem with the keypad. Previous reporting suggests that the new MacBook Air could have been released early this year, but had to be postponed due to "key component" concerns. QC has always been one of Apple's strengths, but with recent complaints raised about QC flaws on the MacBook Pro keypad, probably the best option to another PR fire storm has been to play it cool and push back the publication.
What I'm thinking is a next-generation MacBook Air with Coffee Lake CPU, a retina screen, and a more advanced keypad. Probably with a 2 T safety device having some problems, I can see how Apple failed back-to-school timings for this MBA.
It also looks less and less likely that Apple will shoot at a low enough $999 mark, especially with the above specifications. Apparently Apple will introduce this new MBA (along with other new Macs) as they will be available in the remainder of 2018.