No retina for new low-end 13-inch macbook pro, alleged specs listshows – Latex Finger Cot

Contrary to earlier rumors, Apple’s forthcoming 13-inch MacBook Prowill not have a Retina display, an alleged specs list shows. Hot on the heals of one set of Mac rumors, we get another. Thistime, however, the news is a bit of a let down. A poster in theforum of Chinese website WeiPhone.com has published what he or she claims is a hardware spec list for a new 13-inchMacBook Pro, sent over by a “friend” who works at Applein the United States. Cleanroom Paper

Absent from the list: a high-resolutionRetina display, similar to that found on the iPhone 4/4S and thethird-generation iPad. Previous rumors have the new MacBook Pro set to receive the”Resolutionary” Retina magic when Apple unveils its newline of laptops and desktops, which is expected to happen during next week’s Worldwide Developer Conferencein San Francisco. New MacBook Pro, no Retina (allegedly) The image, which at the very least mimics the style and type ofdata found on a Apple laptop box, claims that the new 13.3-inchMacBook Pro will have a display resolution of 1200 x 800 identical to that found on the current version of the same laptop . Further, the image shows that the portable PC will pack a 2.5 GHzdual-core Intel Core i5 processor with 3MB shared L3 cache anegligible upgrade from the 2.4 GHz processor offered in the lowerend 13-inch MacBook Pro that’s currently available. Other specs include 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB 5400-rpm harddrive, the new Intel HD Graphics 4000, and an 8x slot-loadingSuperDrive. Latex Finger Cot

Thunderbolt ports are there, as well (no surprise), andthe two USB 2.0 ports on the current MacBook Pro are upgraded toUSB 3.0, which is anything but a shocker. The physical proportions in the purported spec sheet show that thenew 13-inch MacBook Pro will measure 12.78 x 8.94 x 0.95 (inches),and weigh 4.5 pounds again matching the current version exactly.Earlier rumors showed a merging of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Airlines, with the new MacBook Pros receiving a thinner body design. Of course, even if this alleged spec list is 100 percent accurate,the specs are clearly for the lower-end 13-inch MacBook Pro, whichmeans some of its more expensive brothers could receive the Retinaupgrade, and a slimmer profile. But for now, we’ll just haveto add this to our growing list of maybe-maybe-nots. Clean Room Swabs

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