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Recent MacBook Pro Rumors

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

New MBP rumors have been surfacing the past couple days. I just wanted to talk about them a little bit.

Since the Intel chipset delay is not as serious for notebook manufacturers as originally thought, the 2011 MBPs should be coming any day now (based on previous refresh cycles). Notably, several sources have been tossing around a March 1st release date (which makes sense, as it is a Tuesday, after the February 20 Sandy Bridge dual core release), and Best Buy sources seem to confirm this with an SKU listed as available on March 11.

Today, MacTrast posted an article based on some supposedly insider information. The article goes to state that Apple will be using an amorphous alloy (likely Liquid Metal) for the new bodies, and that the MBPs will be much lighter. Furthermore, the 15″ and 17″ models will include a modular optical drive bay, which would assumedly allow adding in a second HDD. Also, the MBPs are supposedly going to be significantly cheaper. [Read]

Take this information with a grain of salt, as it all seems a little TOO good to be true. This information seems more like all of the ideal specs that Mac fans have been asking for for a while now, so I guess we will see. Of course, if the information does turn out to be true, these MacBook Pros will be incredible. I wouldn’t hold out hope, but if Apple announces an actual event sometime next week for these, I will be jumping for joy.

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