REPORT: Apple Will Release A $799 MacBook Air This Year

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Apple may release a much cheaper version of the MacBook Air this year to better position itself against the growing market for Ultrabooks, according to one new report.DigiTimes spoke with sources in Apple’s upstream supply chain who suggest that the company is gearing up to release a $799 MacBook Air in the third quarter of 2012.

At the moment, the cheapest version of the MacBook Air is $999.

DigiTimes does not provide details about what the specs on the new model will be. However, the publication notes that other companies like Intel are preparing to push their Ultrabooks more aggressively in the second half of the year, which may force Apple to respond by lowering the price point on the MacBook Air.

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