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”.
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.