We have already covered great news about the upcoming gadgets such as the new iPad and Samsung Galaxy S III, but here’s another Apple’s MacBook range product trending in the scene. The reports that claims as far as the MacBook Pro is concerned – is that the 13 and 15 inch models will be re-designed to follow the form factor of the sleeker, thinner MacBook Air, with no word on the fate of the 17 inch model. According to Digitimes report notes that the Pro version is currently in production, and – similar to the current range of MacBook Airs will showup the optical drive in order to fit with the thinner design.
Claims of redesigned MacBook Pro models continue to surface ahead of the official launch of Intel’s Ivy Bridge chips with the slimmer and thinner versions of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros hits assembly lines and all set for the release in coming month.
While the release of the new Pro could end up coinciding with the shipping non-Apple, Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks. The Windows take on the super-thin notebook was expected to have retailed a flurry of new models from different vendors by now, in order to try and underhand the fruit company and poach some of its prospective customers. The due to the Ivy Bridge schedule turning into a minor fiasco, which hasn’t happened, but the range of the new MacBook Pros and Ultrabooks releasing at the same time is relatively high.
Followed by the sources, the report also suggests the new devices will include more advanced specs than the MacBook Air in terms of CPU performance and storage capacity.
While the new MacBook Pro models losing their optical drives but retaining more advanced specs than seen in the MacBook Air.
The MacBook Pro will no longer have an optical drive enabling thinner designs, the sources indicated. Despite the slim profile, the new devices will feature more advanced specs than the MacBook Air in terms of CPU performance and storage capacity, the sources said.
Production for the next-generation MacBook Pro has already begun with shipments to Apple kicking off in March, the sources noted. Monthly shipments will eventually climb to 900,000 units from the 100,000-150,000 units targeted initially, the sources said.
The similar reports issued by Digitimes several weeks ago about the slimmer range MacBook Pros of 13″ and 15″ coming in April.
Apple might gradually unify its notebook line with the release of a 15-inch “MacBook Air” in the near future being followed by a similar 17-inch model a few months later. Whether Apple’s larger notebooks would become true MacBook Airs or if they would retain the MacBook Pro name and more advanced specs while still adopting some of the MacBook Air design aesthetics.
The rumors and discussions encircling that the 15-inch MacBook Sir which we heard before was set to be released sometime next month. Lets wait and see the thinner design soon!