DigiTimes is reporting that Apple will have redesigned models of the company’s MacBook Pro and iMac all-in-one consumer desktop in the first half of 2011. The publication says that upstream component makers are suggesting that the company will launch “at least four upgraded MacBook Pros as well as an iMac that features new panel size and a price point for the mainstream market.” Just recently, the company had introduced an ultraportable MacBook Air in both 11- and 13-inch sizes, with price points that are lower than most MacBook Pro models that would appeal to a broader market.
With the MacBook Pro laptops, current available in various configurations for 13-, 15-, and 17-inch screen sizes, will feature a slight change to the chassis design and will come pre-loaded with Apple’s forthcoming Lion operating system; current shipping systems come with Snow Leopard installed.
Quanta Computer and Foxxcon Electronics, a division of Hon Hai Precision Industry, will be manufacturing the updated unibody-aluminum notebooks.
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