We already know that Apple refuses to make a netbook because profit margins would be too low. Instead, the company plans on releasing new MacBook laptops, albeit at the old MacBook price (of $999).
These new MacBook laptops will have a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor paired with a Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics chipset. Battery life is expected to be around seven hours and the machine weighs roughly 4.7 pounds.
There’s no doubt that consumers looking for the cheaper (yet still reliable) alternative will end up buying a netbook, but Apple may be able to snag new consumers who were on the margin about buying a Mac before. What do you think will happen? Will Apple gain or lose customers? Perhaps neither?