Apple slash 1.8GHz Macbook Air pricing by $500
While the base 1.6GHz system with an 80GB HDD still rings in at $1,799, the pre-configured 1.8GHz system with a 64GB SSD now only costs $2,598 — this represents a $500 price cut for consumers. In addition, Apple also cut the price of upgrading from a 1.6GHz processor to a 1.8GHz processor on the base machine from $200 to $100.
Despite the $500 price drop, the 64GB SSD still represents a $599 option and one that many potential customers may have trouble swallowing. This becomes even more apparent given the recent announcement from OCZ concerning low-cost, high-performance SSDs.
OCZ’s new 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB SATA-II SSDs ring in at $169, $259, and $479 respectively and will be available shortly. The 64GB and 128GB models will be out on July 11, while the 32GB models will saunter in during the third week of July.