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  • Plastic Macbook Here to Stay After Refresh
    The beloved polycarbonate Macbook is in line for a refresh of design to make it slimmer and lighter along with an update to the internals as well reports AppleInsider. This comes shortly after the addition of the 13" Aluminum unibody Macbook Pro released in June.

    Since the release of the 13" Macbook Pro the entry level 13" Plastic Macbook has looked oddly out of place next to sexy aluminum siblings leading to questions about it's possible future with many wondering if it is going keep being produced.

    Apple intends to keep the Macbook as a sub $1000 entry level laptop after refreshing it to be more 2010 and less 2006 (the last time it had a visual update). The 13" plastic Macbook has worked its way to the #2 seller of all Apple computers behind the iMac recently most likely due to the good performance (Apple has silently upgraded it not once but twice) for less money.

    Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes believes that Apple will inroduce multiple models at multiple price points after the refresh
    We [...] believe the MacBook line needs to be revamped (there is only one MacBook available now, an old white model) and that we could see a lower priced line soon, positioned below the new MacBook Pro models,
    via appleinsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Plastic Macbook Here to Stay After Refresh started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I can't wait to see what upgrades the 13" MBP gets this holiday season so I can see how screwed I got when I got mine in June. lol.
      Ahahaha, same here :P
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      haha, you know me too well. I have my hopes set high on the tablet tho!!
      If they come out with another one in a few months, I will have this one on craigs in 2 minutes.
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      this might entice me to buy a new macbook seeing as mine is 4 years old
      hopefully it comes close to the MBP because the aluminum unibody is infinitely sexier than the white plastic shell
    1. nickswagger's Avatar
      nickswagger -
      my white macbook just cracked today, damn plastic