According to BGR, one of their sources at Apple has told them that the new MacBook Pro latops will be available for sale within the next two weeks. It looks like Apple stores should start to receive shipments within the next few days. They also talked about some interesting new features, though you will have to be the judge as to how likely they are.
First, we hear that the new MB Pro’s will have glass trackpad that are larger than the ones found in current models. The next piece of info had BGR questioning it and we feel the same way but who knows. It appears as if the OS on the new laptops will be loaded on to an internal 8-16GB SSD with everything else remaining on a regular hard drive. This seems overly complex, but it could be Apple’s way of not compromising on OS performance by using the SSD’s but keeping cost down by only having to use smaller ones. The standard hard drives are of course much cheaper and for everything else should be more than comparable. For those of you that just have to have the best of the best though, there will be options for SSD only MacBook Pros, but the SSD/Standard HD combo will be the basic configuration. The last bit of information relates to the weight of the new models which will reportedly come in about a 1/2 pound lighter on average than the previous models and be sold in 5 SKUs which confirms information previously reported.
So what do you thin folks, is the hard drive combo configuration Apple’s way of trying to make the MacBook Pro more affordable for non-Apple heads? Let us know what you think in the comments.