The super slim laptop named the Macbook Air is about to have it’s cost super slimmed down too… by a whole $500 USD. That’s not a bad saving on the fairly expensive Air.
The Macbook Air built and sold by Apple has dropped from the hefty price tag of $3098 down to $2598 which is still a hefty price tag, but still is a massive saving. The price cuts come because of a slash in price of two of the expensive components which are the upgraded Intel Core 2 Duo processor which dropped from $200 to $100 and the flash memory upgrade which was adding $999 to the cost. That flash memory upgrade costs now $599 which is the final $400 saving.
No doubt, prices will continue to drop over the coming months as it becomes cheaper to buy parts and as new laptops with more powerful processing power come available. With a nice $500 drop for the top spec I don’t expect to see savings to that scale for a while though.