Following the reports from this morning claiming that Apple will be launching an update to the MacBook Pro line late next week, MacRumors has independently sourced that this update will occur on Thursday, February 24th. Get your plastic ready!

Rumor roundup:

-New MacBook Pros will feature faster, Intel Sandy Bridge processors

-New MacBook Pros will look and feel like Apple’s latest MacBook Air line

-New MacBook Pros will feature moderate design changes

-New MacBook Pros will be built with liquid metal, include longer lasting batteries

-New MacBook Pros will be lighter, thinner, cheaper, faster, have bigger batteries

Of course there is also the notion that Apple will bring the design and style from their latest MacBook Airs to the new MacBook Pros. Apple is calling the latest MacBook Air line the “next generation of MacBooks,” so it makes sense that the new Pros will follow the trend.

Apple’s “next generation of notebooks” have fast solid-state storage drives (flash storage) placed right on the motherboard, higher-resolution displays, bigger batteries, thinner and lighter designs, faster graphics, more connectivity options, and speedy processors.

Update: We’ve been told to expect the following Best Buy part numbers and prices:

MC724LL/A-SKU# 9755395 – $1499 – 13 inch
MC700LL/A-SKU# 9755322 – $1199 – 13 inch
MC725LL/A-SKU# 1535918 – $2499 – 17 inch
MC723LL/A-SKU# 1535845 – $2199 – 15 inch
MC721LL/A-SKU# 1535836 – $1799 – 15 inch

Constantly updating with more refresh evidence:

Also, one of Europe’s biggest distributors of electronics is showing 0 in stock for all the current MacBook Pros. They are getting new ones in next week, though. Thanks, Anonymous

One of Germany’s largest Apple resellers, Cyberport, appears to be sold out of every MacBook Pro model the “delivery date is unknown.” Thanks, DonTed

Many MacBook Pro models are unavailable for reservation at most stores in the UK. Thanks, Mark R.

A major Apple reseller in Greece called Public is almost dry on MacBook Pros and is expected new shipments with 2-3 weeks. It’s an Apple reseller so they probably won’t have them on release day. Thanks, Christos N.

UK reseller John Lewis is also out of MacBook Pros with new shipments coming in soon. Thanks, Anonymous

Most Future Shop’s (Best Buy in Canada) are completely sold out of MacBook Pros. Thanks, XianNewman

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