Rumored Specs for MacBook Pro: No White Model in 2011

News of the new MacBook Pro Refresh from Apple is hot news at the moment and with an expected launch of tomorrow (Thursday) CEO Steve Jobs birthday, we have yet more information to give you. Over the last few days, we have reported on pricing for the 13 and 15-inch models as well as the upgraded 17-inch version. Along with this the mention of Intel’s “Light Peak Technology” was reported as being high on the agenda giving the laptop a higher connection speed, new glass trackpad, operating system working on a separate 8-16GB SSD as well as the MacBook Pros being half a pound lighter than their current models.

So what updated information are we bringing you today, you may be asking? Information from the guys over at AppleInsider has stated that in terms of a white model, the company unfortunately is in the process of a possible discontinuation with the entry level MacBook. Along with this via MacGeneration, it has been reported that in order to speed up the booting of the OS, hardware will include 16GB Go SSD mSATA drives. This can be compared to the new all-flash MacBook Air models.

It was also suggested that Apple’s $999 11-inch MacBook Air may now be classed as the new baseline notebook replacing the existing $999 plastic MacBook. Snippets of information from the report also stated that the 13-inch MacBook Pro model may withdraw the existing Core 2 Duo processor and replace with Intel’s Core i3 chip. In terms of screen resolution, this will be in the region of 1,440 by 900 pixels along with 3 USB ports. Battery life will be upped to a good solid 12 hours along with as Examiner.com stated, the benefit of users being able to add a matte screen on the higher end 13-inch.

Debbie gave you information on a pricing structure which fortunately has stayed the same. Prices for the 2 13-inch models will be €1,199 and €1,499.

If you’re opting for a bigger version be it the 15 or 17-inch versions, MacGeneration has stated that consumers will have the opportunity to change the SuperDrive with a SSD. A lighter 2.3kg 15-inch resolution 1680×1050 MacBook Pro will give you a good 10 hours of battery life, whilst details for the top end 17-inch included 8GB RAM.

What are your thoughts on today’s news particularly the discontinuation of a white model? Let us know your comments.