• Ultraportable 15'' MacBook Said To Be Due In March 2012



    The folks over at Digitimes are saying that a small number of components for a 15’’ ultra-thin notebook from Apple will begin shipping this month. This is all being said with expectations for mass shipments of the notebook beginning in March.

    As of right now, Digitimes isn’t clear if the parts are intended for a 15’’ MacBook Air or a thinner 15’’ MacBook Pro. It was previously reported that Apple was trying to make progress in finishing work on a new ultra-thin 15’’ notebook, which was nearing production at the end of October. Digitimes mentioned the following:
    Upstream suppliers of Apple have recently started shipping a small volume of components for a 15-inch ultra-thin notebook model from Apple in November and the device could be either MacBook Air or just a thinner MacBook Pro. The new MacBook is expected to appear as early as the second quarter of 2012, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
    It seems that the 15’’ MacBook would be using an SSD instead of an HDD much like the current MacBook Air models and would also be foregoing an optical drive. The MacBook Pro line was refreshed earlier this fall with a minor processor, graphics, and storage upgrade so I am a bit skeptical when it comes to thinking about a drastic upgrade due out in March. As always, anything mentioned from Digitimes should be taken with a grain of salt as they seem to have a spotty record when it comes to this type of information.

    If a new thinner MacBook Pro were to come out, would you be interested in purchasing it?

    Source: Digitimes
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