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Quanta set to build Apple and Sony netbooks?

updated 08:40 am EST, Wed December 31, 2008

Apple netbook builder?

An Apple netbook may yet be in the works, wording from the Taiwanese government suggests. The country's Government Information Office recently issued a new report, in which it claims that local manufacturer Quanta is "expected to add Sony and Apple as clients for the contract manufacture of Netbook computers in 2009." Although the Sony netbooks could likely be from the new VAIO P series, Apple has not officially announced any plans to release a netbook.

CEO Steve Jobs has, in fact, generally opposed the concept of a netbook, although in recent months he has described them as a "nascent market" in which Apple would "see how it goes." The closest the company has come so far is the MacBook Air, a 13-inch notebook stripped down to essential components; the system still has superior CPU and graphics performance when compared to netbooks like the ASUS Eee PC, however. Quanta is also rumored to be involved in the production of new iMac desktops which would ship in January.

by MacNN Staff



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