The MacBook is dead, long live the MacBook Air!
According to El Reg (they seem to be doing a lot of Mac coverage of late!): Apple kills MacBook, soups up MacBook Air ? reghardware
The first part of the article makes intersting reading:
That's a hell of a price for an entry level portable Mac!
Apple the specced up the new MacBook Air line - and killed off the plastic MacBook.
The new Airs do indeed gain Core i5 processors: 1.6GHz for the 11-incher, 1.7GHz for the 13.3in Air, and 1.8GHz Core i7 as a build-to-order option for both. They get backlit keyboards too, absent from their predecessors.
But the basic model, the $999/£849 11.6in, 1366 x 768 Air will still ship with just 2GB of memory - now 1333MHz DDR 3, though - and a 64GB SSD. You can get a 4GB/128GB 11.i6in model for $1199/£999.
It's the bottom-of-the-line Air that will stand in for the old 13in MacBook. Or you can have a 13in MacBook Pro for £999. No question - if there was any doubt - Apple is not in the business of selling you a cheap computer.