Various sources, such as AppleInsider, Gizmodo and Engadget, among others, are now revealing so-called 'leaked' photos of Apple's upcoming new laptops featuring, as seen below, the first of Intel's new Light Peak connectors, which apparently will be renamed "Thunder Bolt", and who's icon you can also see on the side and looking rather spiffy, if I do say so myself.
AppleInsider has also posted, listing in good-old German, the photo below, showing the various specs from a new 13 inch MacBook Pro.
They include the following:
- 2.3GHz Core i5 Processor
- 4 GB DDR3 @ 1333 MHz
- 320 GB HDD
- 13.3-inch display @ 1280x800 pixels
- Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB shared memory
- FaceTime high-definition camera
- Thunderbolt connector supporting High-Speed-E/A and MiniDisplay-Port devices
- SDXC, Firewire 800, and two USB 2.0 slots
- Backlit keyboard
- 2.04kg weight
As AppleInsider pointed out, unfortunately, for the 13 inch model anyway, it doesn't appear to feature a discreet graphic card , which is something that I would have personally prefer to see. Hopefully, however, the 15 and 17 inchers will either come with discreet graphics included, or at the very least, offer the option of doing so.
In conclusion, we don't really know for sure if the above photos are fakes or not, but they do look to be the real deal, therefore, I'm betting, more-or-less, that they probably are.
Personally, as far as the suspected change name, from Light Peak goes, then Thunderbolt is as good as any. What ever they call it, I can't wait till tomorrow to find out if its all true. If it's not, then I'm going to be really, really bummed out, so here's hoping.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this sunny mild and gorgeous day, but I still would rather be in Baden-Wurttemberg, Tuesday, February 23, 2011