CNET News Daily Podcast: Apple says let's make a deal

The company refreshes its line of notebook computers and cuts prices on older models to $999. Will that be enough to convince skittish shoppers to whip out their credit cards?

As expected, Apple CEO Steve Jobs made news on Tuesday with new notebook PCs as well price cuts which put the company's heretofore pricey portables under the $1,000 level. But will that be enough to spark consumer buying in the face on an increasingly uncertain economy? CNET News' Erica Ogg was on hand for the product introduction, and she reports back on what she heard.


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Charles Cooper was an executive editor at CNET News. He has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, working at CBSNews.com, the Associated Press, Computer & Software News, Computer Shopper, PC Week, and ZDNet.

 

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