AppleInsider reports that Apple partner Best Buy, one of the biggest resellers of Apple’s products, has begun listing five SKU’s for new Macbook notebooks, starting at $1,199 and ranging up to $2,499.
The SKU’s were spotted by Engadget, listed within Best Buy’s online Laptop Configuration tool, each one labelled with a “New SKU” and an availability listed as “Coming Soon”.
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The existence of five new Macbook products would mean Apple was cutting one of its existing configurations, launching five new laptops that would be priced at $1,199, $1,499, $1,799, $2,199 and $2,499.
AppleInsider suggests Apple would offer the following configurations:
Two 13-inch MacBooks ($1,199 and $1,499), a single 17-inch configuration ($2,499, up from $2,299), and consolidate the three current 15-inch configurations ($1,799, $1,999, and $2,199) into two configurations ($1,799 and $2,199), shedding the $1,999 15-inch configuration.
The prices would match the existing line-up of Macbook notebooks but the costliest 17-inch Macbook would possibly be priced $200 higher.
The new notebooks and associated pricing remains pure speculation – we are sincerely looking forward to a number of new product announcements from Apple.