Intel launch could mean new MacBook Pro on 24 April

13 April, 2012 by Karen Haslam
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Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors, which are expected to feature in new MacBook Pros, may ship on 23 April. This could mean a new MacBook Pro could launch as early as Tuesday 24 April.

Authorised Apple resellers are suffering from low 15in MacBook Pro stock, which suggests that Apple is slowing production of the current MacBook Pro line-up in preparation for a redesigned MacBook Pro launch.

Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor announcement had been anticipated for the end of the month, but according to DigiTimes sources it has been bought forward to 23 April, with various notebook manufacturers planning to release ultrabooks in May. Apple is expected to be the first manufacturer to launch an Ivy Bridge-equipped laptop.

The new MacBook Pro line-up may include a new thinner and lighter 15in MacBook Pro, borrowing its styling from the MacBook Air. As a result the optical drive will be removed and the traditional hard disk drives will be scrapped in favour of SSDs. Later this year MacBook Pros with up to 800GB SSD could become available, after Intel announced new solid-state drives with storage of up to 800GB.

 

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  1. kaiying chan says:

    ’800GB SSD later in the year’, but what’s the capacity for the one about to be launched this month?

  2. Dez says:

    Great question chan. What size will be available first.

  3. mediasorcerer says:

    I doubt the first release will be 800gb, im guessing 240-480 gb tops. May have hybrid or one ssd one hd? Whatever , i want one, 13inch is too small for serious graphic work.

  4. EvilWillow says:

    I just hope they go back to the old keyboards. I’m still using a 5yo MBP because I can’t stand the ‘new’ keyboards. I know I’m not alone thinking they’re inferior (and ugly!)

  5. Garry says:

    Ssd drives are still too expensive, just need a good hybrid mixture of SSD and normal HD.

    Detailed specs on processor would be good.

    I always seem to buy the old technology just at the wrong time.

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