New Thinner MacBook Pro Expected in April

Posted February 29, 2012 at 4:40pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10661 views

Apple is expected to launch thinner and lighter MacBook Pros as early as April, reports DigiTimes.

When paired with the company's upcoming Mountain Lion operating system as well as Apple's MacBook Air models, the product lines are expected to create a significant threat against notebook players' ultrabooks, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Initial shipments of the updated 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros are estimated to reach 900,000 units.

Recently, Intel announced a delay in mass supply of its Ivy Bridge CPUs from April to June and DigiTimes indicates that this is of concern to other vendors.

Notebook vendors are concerned about that the postponed launch schedules of their ultrabooks, as it may give Apple advantages in terms of time-to-market, the sources noted.

This appears to suggest that Apple has already secured its supply of Ivy Bridge chips for the next generation MacBook Pros.

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justabrake - March 1, 2012 at 4:21am
ivy bridge cpu Performance according to sources (compared to Sandy Bridge): Up to 20% increase in CPU performance 30% to 100% increase in integrated GPU performance The built-in GPU is believed to have up to 16 execution units (EUs), compared to Sandy Bridge's maximum of 12 Tri-gate transistor technology (less than 50% power consumption at the same performance level as 2-D planar transistors).[12]
Gast - February 29, 2012 at 7:20pm
Ye, let's buy 100billion worth of computer components which will be outdated next year.. Just don't say anything.
Steve Jubs the Messiah - February 29, 2012 at 4:48pm
That is how apple should use its cash reserves! To buy up pc/ mobile components and strangle the gook fooks
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