July 20, 2011

Apple's Lion Brings PCs Into Tablet Era

Walt Mossberg, writing for Personal Technology (NYT):

Speaking of Macs with Lion pre-installed, Apple also is upgrading its thin and fast MacBook Air laptops so they use faster chips from Intel. It’s killing off the bottom model of its laptop line, the plain MacBook.

This meshes with my argument from a few weeks ago, that Apple should dump the white plastic MacBook Nothing. There's been little difference between it and the base model MacBook Air for almost a year now, and with upgraded Air models arriving today there's no reason to continue that model line. The day of the iconic, white Mac laptop is finally over.

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