Macbook Pro 13 update makes it better. If you were expecting the next generation of MacBook Pro to have killer specs, kill the thought. Going by the leaked specs of its 13 inch version, the line is only up for a bit of tinkering.
The major feature of the Apple’s upgraded MacBook is the Thuderbolt I/O port, which is the renamed version of Intel’s Light Peak. The optical drive gives upto 10GBps of transfer speed.
Since peripherals do not as yet use the Light Peak technology, one may assume that adapters would be provided with the machines.
Apple has also abandoned it old and by now rickety 2.4 core-2-duo processor for a 2.3GHz dual-core Sandy Bridge Core i5 processor. The MacBook would rely on Sandy Bridge's integrated Intel HD 3000 GPU which comes integrated with the processor core. The choice has been made over NVIDIA’s 320M contoller chip with its 48 integrated core GPU.
The machine would also have a 4GB SDRAM with a slightly increased 1333ghz speed.
The camera gets a new name; it is now called FaceTime HD instead of iSight, the HD might mean it would support higher resolution pics but we have to wait and see that.
As for the rest, storage still is 320 GB 5400rpm instead of a fast SSD, and resolution is languishing at 1280x800 pixels, instead of the 1440x900 pixels that came with the new MacBook Air. The whole apparatus is still a heavy 4.5 pounds.
Keep your fingers crossed and hope that getting an SSD would be an option, and higher resolutions would be offered as well.