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New MacBook Pro unveiled with “Thunderbolt” connector, based on Light Peak technology [atualizado 2x]

A German website has released a picture of the alleged case of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which Apple is about to release. The image, supposedly confirmed to be true, reveals a model of the laptop with Intel's Core i5 processor, which should be an intermediary in Ma's new line.

Specs of the new MacBook Pro

Here is the complete list of specifications, obtained by MacRumors, translated and highlighted by us:

  • Core i5 dual-core 2.3GHz with 3MB cache
  • 4GB of 1,333MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB hard drive at 5,400RPM
  • Screen glossy 13.3 ? with 1280 × 800 pixel resolution
  • Intel GPU HD 3000 graphics with 384MB of shared VRAM
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • SuperDrive 8x
  • Thunderbolt port compatible with high-speed I / O and Mini DisplayPort devices
  • SDXC, FireWire 800 and two USB 2.0 cards slot
  • Digital audio output
  • Integrated Ethernet
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Dimensions: 32.5 × 22.7 × 2.41cm, weighing 2.04kg

Note the highlights, which indicate Intel graphics with higher performance in place of NVIDIA, a FaceTime camera for HD video calls and a new port in place of the Mini DisplayPort, known as Thunderbolt. What does she do? It transmits data at high speed: it is based on Light Peak technology, created by Intel, and should become the MacBooks Pro multi-mode connector with external storage devices, peripherals and video accessories.

Side of the box with Thunderbolt

Here is an image of the side of the laptop described above, with the Thunderbolt port visible through its new icon:

New MacBook Pro

For those who endured waiting, it seems that the news will be very worthwhile.

Update (11:45 am)

For those who didn't believe in the Thunderbolt connector in the image above, here's a close-up image, photographed by Mac4Ever:

Thunderbolt port, from the new MacBookPro

Yes, it has the same format as a Mini DisplayPort, but it can load other types of information with a much higher speed, in addition to video and audio in high definition. The connector seems to have been designed precisely to offer compatibility with existing peripherals (although it is different from Intel's previous proposal, which was based on a common USB) and should be officially announced this week.

Update II (s 16h27)

Two more photos for the skeptics, found in the forums MacRumors:

MBP photo with Thunderbolt

MBP photo with Thunderbolt

Plant ?specialists?: two more ?Fakes??