Another Reason for Apple to Switch to ARM Chips as Soon as Possible

Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai, reporting for Digitimes:

The sources pointed out that the new MacBook Airs are priced at about US $999-1,599 with rather strong demand in the US; however, designing an ultrabook based on Intel’s technical suggestions will still be unable to reduce the machine’s price level to lower than the MacBook Air’s unless Intel is willing to reduce its prices, which already account for one-third of the total cost.

Imagine what Apple could price the low-end $999 MacBook Air at if it got rid of the Intel processor that costs more than $200 and replaced it with 2 or 3 ARM-based chips that cost $25 each.

Another Reason for Apple to Switch to ARM Chips as Soon as Possible