New information has started circulating about Apple’s MacBook Pro notebook. Aside from sporting a larger screen and thinner body, it is rumored to have Ivy Bridge chips and a Retina display.
Recent photographs and other details from what the blog 9to5Mac calls as “trusted sources” makes it seem that the new 15-inch notebook is believed to have the high resolution feature Retina Display of Apple along with USB 3.0 technology and an ultra-slim look. These leaks are said to have come from a test production of the device.
This device is similar to the MacBook Air as it allows the user to download applications instead of physically installing them from a disk. However, unlike the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro does not have a conical design. There is a photo of an alleged prototype, though, showing its alleged power button incorporated into its keyboard, just like the MacBook Air.
Earlier believed designs of the MacBook Pro showed that the button for the power was incorporated in the frame, sporting a circular design. According to recent photo of an alleged test model, however, the power button now occupies the spot that was once taken by the “disk eject” button on the keyboard.
The report noted that the existing prototype has the charging port, the battery meter, two audio ports, and two USB ports on its left side while the other side holds two Thunderbolt-sized ports, another UBP port, and one SD card slot. This prototype also lacks space for Ethernet, although Apple sells adapters for a port.
The Retina display, which is also found in Apple’s iPad and iPhone devices, was depicted by the sources as “jaw-dropping”. They even claimed that this is the most significant innovation by Mac after so many years. It has such a high pixel density that the human eye will not be able to differentiate individual pixels, ensuring that every web page, photo, and video is clear and crisp.
Ivy Bridge Chip
This MacBook Pro is set to be power-driven by the Ivy Bridge chips of Intel. This is also the range that is currently used by other notebooks like the ones from Lenovo and Dell Alienware. This 15-inch notebook is said to be paired with Nvidia GeForce 650 graphics chips.
If the reports were true that the new MacBook Pro will sport the USB 3.0 technology, which is carried by Ivy Bridge chips, it is believed that it will merely be a complement to Apple’s very own transfer technology, the Thunderbolt.
The pictures of what is believed to be a prototype of the new gadget shows to have USB 3.0 ports as well as a Thunderbolt port. Thunderbolt uses DisplayPort and PCI Express technology so that users can connect with external devices straight away to the notebook.
The released report did not have any mention of a specific release date for the highly anticipated new MacBook Pro although there are rumors that it might be out during June, probably during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), happening in San Francisco on June 11 to 15.
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