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Rumored 13-inch MacBook Pro Images Shows Specs

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Japanese industry website Macotakara posted a photo last Tuesday, showing the purported specs of the redesigned 13-inch MacBook Pro. Although it could have been easily faked, the image shows hardware specs as they would usually appear on an Apple notebook box.

As listed on the questionable picture, the notebook will feature 2.5 GHz dual core Intel Core i5 processor. It has 3.0 GB of L3 cache and Turbo Boost of up to 3.1 GHz. The device also sports 4 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, a 500 GB 5400-rpm hard drive, and Intel Ivy Bridge processor’s HD 4000 graphics. In addition, the new MacBook Pro boasts two USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt port, SDXC card slot and FireWire 800 port.

With Traditional Spinning Hard Drive, Without Retina Display

Although the image shows that the notebook will feature 13-inch backlit glossy widescreen display, it can’t be branded as Retina Display because of its 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. Another thing that makes the photo dubious is the mention a traditional spinning hard drive. Together with it is an 8x slot-loading SuperDrive for CDs and DVDs.

The image also shows that the MacBook Pro is sized at 12.78 x 8.94 x 0.95 inches, and it weights 4 lbs. This dimension is identical to the current 13-inch MacBook Pro model that is being sold by Apple.

It should be recalled that Apple is rumored to launch a slimmer and lighter MacBook Pro this year. That’s why the company plants to ditch the device’s optical drive. Moreover, the MacBook maker is also expected to introduce a new notebook with higher resolution screen at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

But in case this rumor turns out to be true, the mentioned specs are showing a low-end MacBook Pro. This is something that lacks some features of the high-end model, and could attract budget-constrained market.

Slimmer and Lighter MacBook Pro

Prior to this, it was already reported that Apple is planning to cut the fat out of its core products last February. This includes iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. But it seems that the notebook will get the major overhaul this year.

The device is said to adopt the traits of the company’s ultrabook with its thin enclosure, flash memory-based solid-state drives, instant-on capabilities and extended battery life. The redesigned MacBook Pro is in line with Apple’s increase of notebook sales. This also prompts other manufacturers to retool their offerings based on the company’s sleek design.

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