According to several tech news sites, the new MacBook Pro laptops will arrive from Apple this week, just in time for the birthday of Steve Jobs.
One of them, the AppleInsider, reports that new MacBook Pros will be released Thursday and will coincide with the day that Apple CEO Steve Jobs turns 56.
The updated line of Apple laptops is expected to use Intel’s new dual-core Sandy Bridge mobile chips, which have faced a chipset flaw and some delays. Last night, Intel released an updated price list that contained new dual-core chips.
The fastest of the Sandy Bridge chips run at 2.7GHz, according to the specs released by Intel.
Apple also told some of its partners that it was shipping sealed packages to them that were not to be opened until after a formal announcement, according to the AppleInsider report.
Meanwhile, other sources claim that the new MacBook Pro will feature a solid state drive that will only load the operating system. If true, this would give the MacBook Pro a much faster start-up time, similar to that of the newest MacBook Air.