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Asus to make 13.3-inch widescreen MacBook for Apple

Posted on Thursday, April 06 2006 @ 09:21:43 CEST by

The Register Hardware heard Asus has won the contract to produce Apple's upcoming Intel processor based iBook, the MacBook.

This notebook will feature a 13.3" widescreen LCD display and it should be available in June.
Rumours that Apple was planning such a machine surfaced in December 2005, though at the time it was expected to debut early this year. It was alleged the 13.3in model will replace the current 14.1in iBook. The 12.1in iBook will evolve into a 12.1in MacBook. The 13.3in screen was said to have a native resolution of 1,280 x 720 - sufficient for 720p HD content.

Widescreen iBooks first hopped on the rumour mill in April 2005, when Taiwanese industry insiders claimed Quanta had won the manufacturing deal. The following June, it was claimed by Taiwan's Chinese-language newspaper the Economic Daily News that Asus - aka Asustek - had be given the contract.
According to the site, we can also expect a 17" MacBook Pro in June.



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