Asus wins Apple consumer notebook contract
A Chinese newspaper is claiming that Asus has won
the contract for an unannounced Apple notebook. The machine
will have a 13.3" wide-screen display and Intel processor, and should
ship in June. Earlier
rumors suggest that the notebook will also have a 1280x720 WXGA resolution,
and that it will succeed the current 14" iBook G4. Apple is expected to
eventually introduce a 12.1" Intel-based consumer notebook, as well, in
addition to a 17"
MacBook Pro. It looks
like Apple has no plans for an Intel-based replacement for the 12" PowerBook,
however; Pro and consumer Apple notebooks may not co-exist with the same screen size once the Intel switch is complete.