Best Buy’s Sale Hints Apple’s New MacBooks Are Around the Corner

Best Buy’s (NYSE:BBY) latest move can’t just be ascribed to regular spring cleaning. The electronics retailer has put several versions of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) MacBook on sale, prompting speculation that an upgrade for the laptop may be in the near future.

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The basic 13-inch, 4GB version of the Macbook Pro has a $100 online discount on its usual retail price of $1,100, but the device appears to be already sold out on the Best Buy website. The super-powerful 17-inch laptop with an Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) i7 processor is on offer for a discount of as much as $192 on its retail price of $2,500, while the sleek 11.6 inch MacBook Air is selling for $940, down $60 from its regular price.

There have been several rumors that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is ready to release a completely redesigned MacBook, which will be thinner, more powerful, and flaunt a new display. Reports that the new computers may have an iPad-like retina display and Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors have excited potential buyers as well as analysts. Apple has been predicted by some to be readying to launch the new models as early as at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference that starts June 11.

Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) had offered a $50 dollar cut on the iPad 2 in February, just a couple of weeks before the launch of the new iPad.

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