Apple's new MacBook Pro 13in model leaks out

There have been a lot of rumors lately that Apple is about to update their MacBook Pro line of laptops. Information has pointed to this Thursday as being the day the new machines will be rolled out but images and specs of the new machines have leaked a bit early.

Several different resources have leaked the information but all of it was pulled together at Macrumors.com. They are claiming that the images are 100% real and that the specs are accurate too.

The images also show a new port that was also rumored, which will most likely be Intel's LightPeak technology. Apple is rumored to be supporting this new port and Intel is supposedly also going to release information about the new technology on Thursday too.

Image Credit: Mac4ever.com, fscklog.com

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Intel Graphics?....LOL...OK, so I take it since they went "backwards" in video quality by putting that Intel Video crap in it, the price will go down on them too right?.....Pfffffff..........yeah right.

Scorbing said,
Intel Graphics?....LOL...OK, so I take it since they went "backwards" in video quality by putting that Intel Video crap in it, the price will go down on them too right?.....Pfffffff..........yeah right.

I havn't checked the specs of it but it doesn't necessarily have to be much worse than the nvidia one that was in before

What do I do when I want to plug in an external monitor and a high speed I/O device at the same time? I think this combo port is kinda dumb.

4GB? gawd, with DDR3 I'd want at least 6GB in trichannel ever since the i7 first came out, I couldn't see myself going less then 6GB

neufuse said,
4GB? gawd, with DDR3 I'd want at least 6GB in trichannel ever since the i7 first came out, I couldn't see myself going less then 6GB

So, what exactly do you do that requires 6 GB?

LaXu said,
So, what exactly do you do that requires 6 GB?

Nothing you can do on Tard OS X that would require 6GB. I can see why you are perplexed.

LaXu said,

So, what exactly do you do that requires 6 GB?

I have 8GB in my iMac and it works great when I have a bunch of VMs open + Pixelator + Firefox + iTunes + Xcode

Something my Macbook Pro with 4GB would struggle with

I hope that the Intel GPU are only for the 13" MacBook Pro. I hope that the 15/17 will continu to use a better GPU.

As it is, this MBP 13" update is not a big deal... Other than the i5, everything else is almost the same and Thunderbolt well... No use as of now.

Phantom Phreak said,
Intel graphics, i5 processor, looks like an overpriced PC to me.

Really? THAT argument is what you're bringing to the table (with your windows avatar)... Don't you have an old rumor about WP7 tiles + tablet to praise and hope it's an (insert apple product) killer or some other trolling to tend to?

I will add that the Intel graphics is fail, but this is the 13in model...

It's the first time I recollect Apple promoting Intel with that type of generic logo.

Usually it's just a shiny square with intel written inside..

Also seems odd that they are promoting 'Dual core processor'. Hardly worth mentioning in this day and age, surely?!

Something doesn't smell quite right .

Azies said,
Silly Apple, putting a $500 laptop inside an apple logo and charging more than a thousand for it.
I don't agree with $500 but if Apple isn't going to put an SSD by default they definitely should lower the price to around $899 for the basic model

Azies said,
Silly Apple, putting a $500 laptop inside an apple logo and charging more than a thousand for it.
Agreed. Even thre last new IAr is nothing more than a glorified Netbook. Same ULV CPU as any other netbook, 11in screen and almost useless. Still Windows netbooks can do fa more with a decent GPU. Apple is magical in making stupid people stay stupid.

As long as stupid people exist, Apple will thrive.

TechieXP said,
Agreed. Even thre last new IAr is nothing more than a glorified Netbook. Same ULV CPU as any other netbook, 11in screen and almost useless. Still Windows netbooks can do fa more with a decent GPU.

The Macbook Air has a Core2Duo, nearly every netbook on the market has an Atom. The Air uses an Nvidia 320M GPU, most netbooks use Intel 3100 or 3150 graphics. The Air has a 1366x768 resolution screen, even if it is only 11". That's still far better than the majority of netbooks.

FrostAM said,
Forgive my noobness, but what is lightpeak and what is so good about it?
Search for it to learn about it.

FrostAM said,
Forgive my noobness, but what is lightpeak and what is so good about it?

fiber optic system to eventually exceed usb 3, it can host multiple devices at the same time like display keyboard and mouse and some other stuff.

It was suppose to originally use glass but Intel opted for copper due to cost. If successful it'll replace usb.

Joker. said,

fiber optic system to eventually exceed usb 3, it can host multiple devices at the same time like display keyboard and mouse and some other stuff.

It was suppose to originally use glass but Intel opted for copper due to cost. If successful it'll replace usb.

You just contrdicted yourself there. It can't be both fiber optic and copper at the same time.

Joker. said,

fiber optic system to eventually exceed usb 3, it can host multiple devices at the same time like display keyboard and mouse and some other stuff.

It was suppose to originally use glass but Intel opted for copper due to cost. If successful it'll replace usb.

Nah, it won't replace USB. You all thought Firewire would replace USB...it didn't. Firewire got replaced instead. This new thing is too expensive and as long as USB can be revised and use the same connector, Intel will have a hard time replacing it.

don't quite get it yet..the thunderbolt is exactly the same minidisplay port does that mean existing macbook pro user can benefits it too? hopefully can go through software update to support that feature for those who already own a mac..

Priceless90 said,
don't quite get it yet..the thunderbolt is exactly the same minidisplay port does that mean existing macbook pro user can benefits it too? hopefully can go through software update to support that feature for those who already own a mac..

OMG put down the mouse...

Priceless90 said,
don't quite get it yet..the thunderbolt is exactly the same minidisplay port does that mean existing macbook pro user can benefits it too? hopefully can go through software update to support that feature for those who already own a mac..

While they're at it, how about an update to enable USB 3.0 on USB 2.0 ports?

JosePanita said,
Maybe they dont use it cuz that SATA bug, maybe they're wating for ivy to use it in MacBook series

As someone pointed out to me in the forums the other day, the Sandy Bridge SATA bug would be irrelevant in a notebook, since it doesn't affect the first two SATA ports (and a notebook would only have two anyway).

They could have at least used SandyBridge in it instead of an I5 with crap Intel graphics.
(Yes, i know there were issues with the SATA controller.)

ahhell said,
They could have at least used SandyBridge in it instead of an I5 with crap Intel graphics.
(Yes, i know there were issues with the SATA controller.)

This is Sandy Bridge. Sandy Bridge uses an HD 3000 which is on par to the GeForce 320M.

giga said,

This is Sandy Bridge. Sandy Bridge uses an HD 3000 which is on par to the GeForce 320M.

I doubt this claim, its a rip off to me comparing an Intel graphics card to an Nvidia one? Seems more like a really expenisive netbook with an i5 cpu.

shadodemon said,

I doubt this claim, its a rip off to me comparing an Intel graphics card to an Nvidia one? Seems more like a really expenisive netbook with an i5 cpu.

For months there have been benchmarks comparing HD 3000 and and 320M, for the most part both are equal but there are a few games which exceed on intel and some on nvidia.

shadodemon said,

I doubt this claim, its a rip off to me comparing an Intel graphics card to an Nvidia one? Seems more like a really expenisive netbook with an i5 cpu.

I agree.

Hollow.Droid said,
What's with the meagre specs? They aren't bad but Apples MBP range always seems to be catching up to competitors.

I agree. The specs are a bit of a disappointment. The only interesting thing going on here to me is that Thunderbolt port. And that they stopped being cheap about Core 2 Duo in their 13" model.

Ya, most of the specs seem pretty similar to the current Mbook Pro. I think the Thunderbolt is going to be their main focus for this release.

SHoTTa35 said,
The leak wasn't about 13" it was about LightPeak being called Thunderbolt!

also they decided to go with german for their spec sheet.. interesting strategy.