Apple MacBook gains are others’ losses


If the new MacBooks are the “future of notebooks,” as Apple CEO Steve Jobs proclaimed, that future is off to a good start. For Apple, that is.

ChangeWave Research said this week that Apple is seeing a surge of interest in its MacBooks, driven by the two MacBook Air lines announced in October. A whopping 36 percent of buyers planning to buy laptops say they’ll purchase a MacBook, a jump of 11 points since a previous survey a month ago, ChangeWave said