Update: Apple just announced the new Macbook Pros for 2011.
We’ve been hearing that the latest iteration of Macbook Pros will sport a hybrid storage system that includes an SSD and spindle. But according to a leaked spec sheet (seen above) of the yet to be announced 13-inch Macbook Pro that isn’t true, unless of course this is just the low end model.
So what’s new in the new 13-inch Macbook Pro? The processor is getting a bump to a Core i5, which is a jump over the Core 2 Duo, the GPU has been replaced with an Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384mb of RAM and it will support Intel’s Lightpeak, which Apple seems to be branding “Thunderbolt”.
There is no word on a price, but a previous rumor by way of Best Buy indicated that we’ll see a price cut. If we had to place a bet, we’d wager that this model will replace the current white Macbook, which possibly means it will receive the same price tag of $999.