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$800 for a new MacBook?

Robert Palmer
Save is reporting that an Apple retailer sent them a copy of a new price sheet that includes a MacBook at the $800 price point.

The sheet, which is apparently sent to retailers about 10 days in advance of launch, lists 12 price points (including options for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air) between $800 and $3,100. Older price lists only have eight trim levels. Specifications were not included on the sheet.

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said yesterday that if Apple chose to exclude a sub-$1,000 notebook, their stock would suffer more than from any margin impact such a device would have.

If true, this would be Apple's first foray into the sub-$1,000 laptop market since the $999 iBook.

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