Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch a low-priced version of its popular MacBook Air laptop. As per a renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, the Cupertino-based tech giant will launch the affordable MacBook Air in the second quarter of 2018.
Kuo believes a new variant of the MacBook is expected to arrive ‘with a lower price tag’. He further reveals that the brand will launch a 13-inch model with a lower price tag to garner more market share in the laptop market. The claim is in line with a previous report from DigiTimes, which suggested a similar model.
Interestingly, Apple has not launched any new variant of its entry-level MacBook Air laptop for a while now. The brand announced the updated version MacBook Air during WWDC 2017. The brand has updated the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz Core i5 processor. The company currently has MacBook Pro, MacBook and MacBook Air range of laptops.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar comes with a price tag of Rs 1,47,900 and Rs 1,64,100 for the 256GB and 512GB SSD storage variants respectively. The 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar and Touch ID is priced at Rs 1,04,900 for the 128GB variant, while the 256GB variant is priced at Rs 1,47,900. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is priced at Rs 1,98,500 for the 256GB storage variant, while the 512GB variant is priced at Rs 2,28,100.
The 12-inch Macbook which also got the Intel Kaby Lake processors and 50 percent faster SSDs is priced at Rs 1,04,800 for the 256GB SSD variant and Rs 1,28,700 for the 512GB SSD model. MacBook Air which has got a minor upgrade from its 2-year-old 1.6GHz Core i5 Broadwell chip to 1.8GHz Core i5 Broadwell chip. It will be selling at its old price of Rs 77,200 and Rs 92,500 respectively.