While we obviously cannot confirm these purported technical specifications for the upcoming MacBook Pro revamp, an anonymous MacBook Pro packaging label was sent to us (above) earlier today. The labeling is of the same nature as the 13 inch MacBook Pro label leak from this morning – unconfirmed – but it does list some interesting specs.
Notably, the label seems to affirm much of what we reported in May: a much higher-resolution display, USB 3.0, and a thinner, lighter design. Specifically, the thinness of the 15 inch notebook is touted as 0.74 inches (compared to the current 0.95 inches) and a weight of 4.7 pounds (compared to the current model’s 5.6 pounds). This is almost as thin as a MacBook Air (.68″ thick) and not a whole lot heavier.
Since this is a professional notebook, the performance internal components are crucial. According to this unconfirmed label, at least one of the two new 15 inch MacBook Pros will come with an incredible 16GB of 1600MHz DD3 RAM, 750GB of Hard Drive storage space (Upgrade to SSD is a no brainer), and an AMD Radeon HD 7770M graphics processor. This AMD chip is said to sport 2GB of GDDR5 memory. Additionally, an easily switchable Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics chip is also included. All that power purportedly drives a 2560×1600 display. If that sounds familiar, that’s more pixels than the current 27 inch Thunderbolt Display/iMac which clocks in at 2560×1440 .
An HD FaceTime camera, Thunderbolt port, Bluetooth 4.0, an SDXC card slot, FireWire, and Ethernet port (the latter two were on the chopping block in some prototypes according to our sources). Notably, the USB 3.0 ports we reported on are included according to this unconfirmed label.
A lot of the above seems to set off our ‘spidey senses’. First, the screen is 16:10, not 16:9 which seems to be the way Apple is heading. Also, why put a HDD in this thing? (especially at the prices we’ve been hearing). Also, we’ve heard a lot of different specs…NVidia, no Ethernet or Firewire and a bunch of other small things. For now take it as it is: unconfirmed and one of many things to consider for next week.
We’re hearing that the real model will ring it at close to $3000. Time to sell the kids.
Again, this label’s legitimacy is currently unconfirmed.
- Bloomberg reiterates: Apple to unveil new, thinner MacBook Pro at WWDC (9to5mac.com)
- Apple readies revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro: Retina Display, ultra-thin design … – 9 to 5 Mac (9to5mac.com)
- Beautiful, if not accurate, renderings of new Retina MacBook Pros [Gallery] (9to5mac.com)