Rumor has it new MacBooks will be triumphantly unveiled on October 14th with exactly the same improvements we've been scuttlebutting about for a year: thinner design, aluminum chassis, LED backlit, stock Intel Centrino 2 speedbump. But what does the last authority in such rumors — the godlike business analyst — have to say about the matter?
They say we'll see thinner aluminum MacBooks with LED backlights in October. In fact, they say they are already shipping.
[Analyst Richard Gardner] also says that “field checks” have confirmed that shipments of new MacBooks have begun; he says the most distinctive features of the new MacBooks are “very thin aluminum casing, an LED-backlit display and an aggressive entry-level price point.”
That "aggressive entry-level price point" is interesting: how much more aggressive than $999 could we be talking about here? And what will that do for the tedious "You pay a premium for the hardware for the zeitgeist?" anti-Mac argument?