According to a note by analyst Doug Freedman of Gleacher & Co., the MacBook Air could account for up to 48% of Apple’s laptop sales this year, reports CNET. While unsurprising, this reveals just how much impact the MacBook Air is really starting to have.
From the note:
How big is this opportunity? In the 4-year lifespan of [Apple’s] iconic MacBook Air, units sold as a percentage of its total notebook supply was 8 percent in 2008, 9 percent in 2009, and 17 percent in 2010 to an estimated 48 percent in 2011.
The MacBook Air certainly is immensely popular – and apparently people are even switching from other MacBooks to take advantage of its slim and light profile. Unfortunately, power users who require a heavier-hitting computer will have to wait a while for Apple to slim down their existing MacBook and MacBook Pro lines. Personally, I could really go for a souped-up and slimmed-down 15″ MacBook Pro? Where is it, Apple? I want it NOW!