Word on the street has it that the second generation MacBook Airs from Apple will see its mass production line started this month, targeting an initial build volume of around 400,000 models. According to Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who informed AppleInsider that Cupertino has already placed orders up to 380,000 Sandy Bridge-based 11.6″ and 13.3″ MacBook Airs in June alone. Said analyst is touted to have accurate insight into Apple’s future hardware plans, touting that around 55% of those new MacBook Airs will be from the 11.6″ range, while the remainder would comprise of the 13.3″ model.
Apart from that, Kuo also noted that Apple intends to start slowing down the production of existing MacBook Airs to just 80,000 units this month. Guess this just goes to show just how much of a hit the newer MacBook Air models are after being announced late last year, at a much more affordable $999 price point.
It must be said that the MacBook Air models have proved to be a trendsetter in the notebook market as well, with Samsung following suit after that at CES 2011 in January, where we were treated to a somewhat inspired design there.
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