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Apple confirms: new MacBooks on October 14

Posted on Friday, October 10 2008 @ 00:08:31 CEST by

In case you didn't believe the rumours, it's now official that Apple will introduce a new MacBook lineup on October 14. The only question that still needs to be answered is what Apple has cooked up, some rumours suggest the firm will use NVIDIA's MCP7A IGP chipset and a couple of days ago a site claimed Apple will unveil a "revolutionary" manufacturing process involving lasers, water jets, and solid blocks of aluminium to offer a unique design for its MacBooks:
Those people were right on the money, it seems. Ars Technica reports that Apple has handed out media invitations for an event at its headquarters on October 14 (at 10:00 AM PDT). Those invites show a beam of light striking a MacBook lid with the mention, "The spotlight turns to notebooks" right under it, so it's pretty clear what's going to happen.

That leaves the question of what the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros will have to offer. Recent reports have suggested that Apple will manufacture the new laptops' enclosures with a space-age process involving lasers, water jets, and solid blocks of aluminum. Previous stories also hint that the new MacBooks will couple Intel mobile processors with Nvidia integrated graphics chipsets.
There's also a new rumour that Apple may price its new MacBooks as low as $800 but I guess we'll have to wait a couple more days to be sure. Currently, the cheapest MacBook will cost you at least $1,099. Such a laptop isn't terribly expensive but it is more than twice as expensive as the cheapest models you can get over at Dell. Cheaper prices may help Apple to conquer a larger share of the computer pie.



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