With the iPad now out, Apple is gearing up to refresh its family of regular notebooks with Intel's new Nehalem-based mobile processors. So says Taiwan's Apple Daily, adding that "short supply" of mobile Core i5 CPUs caused Apple to postpone the refresh from March to April.
Apple Daily talks of fresh 13", 15" and 17" MacBook Pros featuring the new hardware. Those machines will reportedly feature up to either 640GB of mechanical storage or 284GB of solid-state storage, and their batteries will be rated for a maximum run time of eight hours.
The remainder of the Apple Daily story delves into shipment-related specifics, the meaning of which Google's automated translation service obscures somewhat. However, if we're understanding the lead paragraph correctly, Quanta and Foxconn (a.k.a. Hon Hai Precision Industry) will manufacture the new Mac laptops.
As AppleInsider points out, recent reports from other sources have indeed suggested that the supply of next-generation Core processors has run tight. Fingers have been pointed at Acer, now the world's second-biggest PC vendor, for having allegedly placed excessive orders for the new CPUs.
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