It is said that a new hybrid laptop will hit the market this year. It is featured with its mixed elements of the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro.
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Apple’s next laptop could offer the portability of the MacBook Air and the power of the MacBook Pro, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
“We also predict Apple will roll out a fully new MacBook model in early 3Q12, boasting strong performance and easy carryability by combining the advantages of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro,” Kuo said in a report yesterday cited by MacRumors.
To make way for the new laptop and streamline its lineup, Apple could kill its 17-inch MacBook Pro this year, predicts the analyst. Pointing to sluggish sales and falling shipments, Kuo believes Apple’s largest laptop is the likely candidate for the chopping block.
The first quarter of 2012 will likely see sales of 1.5 million for the 13-inch MacBook Pro and 500,000 for the 15-inch flavor, but only 50,000 for the 17-incher, according to the analyst’s sales estimates. The remaining 1.1 million of Apple’s 3.1 million in notebook sales for the quarter are expected to be grabbed by its popular MacBook Air.
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