Leaked MacBook Pro spec suggests Core i3 OS SSD 12 hour battery

first_imgThe unveiling of a new range of MacBook Pro laptops is expected to happen on Steve Jobs’ birthday this Thursday. There’s also been a suggestion that Apple will include Intel’s Light Peak high-speed connection under a new name.Further evidence that this event is actually going to happen has come from Intel, as the company has revealed its intention to hold a press event on Thursday too. If Apple is adding Light Peak to the MacBook Pro, you can bet Intel want to also tout the tech alongside them or at another event on the same day.French website MacGeneration also claims to have uncovered the specs for the new Pro line-up. Here’s what is being stated:Intel Core i3 processor16GB SSD mSATA drive for OS4GB RAM on 13″ & 15″ models, 8GB on 17″12 hour battery life on 13″, 10 hours on 15″1440 x 900 resolution display for 13″ model, 1680 x 1050 for 15″Third USB port on 13″ modelMatte screen option on high-end 13″ model13″ & 15″ models are 200 grams lighter17″ model 300 grams heavierAlthough not complete, some of these claims backup what we have already heard such as the dedicated OS SSD claim.Other rumors include the white MacBook being scrapped and the MacBook Air 11″ becoming the entry-level model. We also get an idea of the expected pricing for the new models:MacBook Pro 13″: 1,199-1,499 Euros / $1,634-$2,043MacBook Pro 15″: 1,799-2,199 Euros / $2,452-$2,997MacBook Pro 17″: 2,449 Euros / $3,406Those prices were provided in Euros only so may be very different when the official U.S. prices are revealed. The current MacBook Pro range has prices between $1,199 and $2,299 and we expect the new models to be in a similar range.The next few weeks are going to prove a very busy time for Apple if all this turns out to be true. If handling new MacBook Pro shipments after Thursday wasn’t enough, there’s a little iPad 2 event coming up on March 2 which is sure to get Apple fans around the world excitedly getting their credit cards out once again.Read more at MacGeneration (French) and On Techieslast_img read more