Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
1.8GHz SSD MacBook Air Drops $500
The high end MacBook Air comes equipped with a 1.8GHz upgrade (from 1.6GHz) and a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD). The total price for the high end laptop is $2598. Compare this to the original price of the 1.8GHz/SSD MacBook Air at $3098 just last week (Google Cache).
The base price for the 1.6GHz 80GB Hard Drive MacBook Air remains at $1799. The difference in price appears to be a combination of price drops in both the processor upgrade ($200 vs $300) and SSD ($599 vs $999).
Apple has emailed customers who have outstanding orders that are affected by the price drop:
To Our Valued Apple Customer:
Apple has announced a price drop for a component(s) of the MacBook Air that you recently ordered. We have automatically adjusted your order to reflect the new lower price.
For up-to-date information on your order, please visit our Order Status website at
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