On November 10th, Digitimes reported
and Asustek were reducing notebook outsourcing by 20-30% for the fourth quarter of this year. This came less than a month after the October 14th launch of the Unibody MacBook and MacBook Pro. It's not very surprising in these economic times, and it also may be that they are bringing production levels down to a normal level after trying to meet the demands of the first month after launch.
say that Apple saw a 28% increase in sales over last October following the launch of the new MacBooks and HP has reported that their Q3 notebook revenue grew 26%. But in the long run, I think Apple might be pricing itself out of the competition with how tight money is this holiday season.
The new MacBooks haven't reduced in price at all as far as I can tell, while Windows notebooks have seen about a 20% price drop in the past 2 years. I'm a Mac fan, but you have to wonder how it is all adding up?