All I can say is, it's about time!Rumors are flying that Apple ( AAPL) next week will announce a new slate of notebook computers, including one that sells for $800. I want to know what they've been waiting for. Apple keeps a tight rein over its software and hardware, and that policy has served it well. But there has been a slew of inexpensive, small laptops that run on Microsoft ( MSFT) Windows that are becoming all the rage. Companies like Asus, Dell ( DELL), H-P ( HPQ), Lenovo, Intel ( INTC), MSI and others are blazing the way with feature-loaded mini-laptop computers selling for less than $500. In some configurations, hundreds less than $500.
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