As the supposed launch for the updated MacBook Pro creeps ever closer, each day brings a fresh round of rumours. The latest suggests the redesigned notebooks will sport a separate internal 8-16GB solid-state drive that exclusively houses Mac OS and possibly a selection of apps.
The tip comes courtesy of BGR, who also suggests that base MacBook Pro models will come with a combination of SSD and regular hard disks, though bigger SSD combos will be available.
Mounting the OS on a smaller dedicated SSD would deliver a serious boost in speed while sparing the wallets of Apple users.
The report also claims the new models will be about 680g lighter and feature a glass trackpad that’s even larger than the one on the current model.
These details, which join the almost-guaranteed inclusion of Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor and 10GB/s Light Peak connectivity arrive as reports of an even-earlier release date is bandied around. AppleInsider ‘confirmed’ reports that the new models are set to be unveiled on February 24 –which is, incidentally, Steve Jobs’ 56th birthday.
Could it be a bit of a present for Apple Fanatics?