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More leaked information today seems to confirm speculation that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will soon revamp its MacBook Pro lineup, likely at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
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A new spec sheet — the kind Apple puts on the packaging of its computers — was sent anonymously to 9to5Mac on Wednesday, detailing a thinner and lighter notebook featuring a higher-resolution display.
Though the information is unconfirmed, the spec sheet image describes the new 15-inch model as being 0.74 inches thick and weighing 4.7 pounds, putting it in the same league as the MacBook Air. The teardrop-shaped MacBook Air is, at its widest point, 0.68 inches. The 13-inch MacBook Air (there is no 15-inch model) weighs 2.96 pounds. The current model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro is 0.95 inches thick and weighs 5.6 pounds.
In addition to sporting four USB 3.0 ports, instead of the current two, it would feature a 2560×1600 high-resolution Retina display that up until now has only been available on Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Currently MacBook Pros have a resolution of 1680×1050.
The new laptop would sport 16GB of 1600 MHz DD3 RAM, 750GB of hard disk drive space, and an AMD (NYSE:AMD) Radeon HD 7770M graphics processor. It would also feature a FaceTime HD camera, Thunderbolt port, Bluetooth 4.0, an SDXC card slot, FireWire, and Ethernet port.
Of course, Apple is being characteristically tight-lipped about the new MacBook line, giving no hints as to what new products or updates we should expect from WWDC this year. But given that the MacBook line has grown stale while the company has focused more on its mobile products, the stage is set for a big announcement.
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