Apple Stores Knock Hundreds Off Leftover MacBooks to Clear Inventory

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What do you do when you've instituted a bottom-to-top refresh in your product line, your new shipments are imminent, but you still have hundreds of stores with leftover inventory? FIRE SALE, is what.

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Apple stores have discounted nearly every MacBook in stock, and while the markdowns aren't huge, they're worth a look: MacBook Airs have been discounted anywhere from $400 to $800, which means the previous base model is now $100 cheaper than the most affordable new version. The 2.66GHz 17-inch MacBook Pro is discounted by $500, bringing it below the new model's $2500 starting price. 13-inch unibodies get $100-$300 markdowns, which, given the latest units' advantages, might not be worth it.

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You'll want to stop by or call your local store on this one, since these offers depend on remaining inventory, and might not hold in every location. [AppleInsider via Ars]

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Would it be so difficult for [other] leading notebook manufacturers to produce hardware en-par or exceeding Apples unibody design?

I personally despise using Mac computers however, props for engineering/design. I've seriously never even seen a Notebook that even comes close to mimicking the elegant yet dynamic design of a unibody Macbook.

Minimalistic, efficient, sleek, modern... Is it possible to have Windows 7 as the SOLE OS on a 17-inch Macbook Pro?