13-Inch MacBook Pro specs, photos leak; Apple to call Light Peak ‘Thunderbolt’

Fscklog has posted a photo of the box of the new 13″ MacBook Pro that Apple is planning to release on Thursday. Among the features shown is the name Apple will use for their Light Peak implementation: “Thunderbolt.”

Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors, “We’ve confirmed that these images are legitimate. This is of the low-end 13″ MacBook Pro, so it’s possible that the higher-end model will have different features.”

• Core i5 two cores at 2.3 GHz 3 MB cache
• 4 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz
• Hard Drive 320 GB 5400 rpm
• Screen 13.33 “glossy 1280×800
• Intel Graphics GPU HD 3000 with 384MB of RAM shared with main memory
• Camera HD FaceTime
• Superdrive 8x
• Thunderbolt yet compatible with the I / O devices and high speed MiniDisplayport
• SDXC Card slot, Firewire 800 and two USB 2.0
• Digital Audio Output
• Integrated Ethernet
• Backlit keyboard
• Size and weight 32.5 x22, 7×2, 41 cm, 2.04 kg

More info and photos the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


    1. Considering that there is no “light” (yet) in Light Peak, I am glad that Apple worked around that. Intel is already facing a bit of ridicule for launching LP with copper instead optics

  1. Keeping the MiniDisplay form factor and compatibility on the Thunderbolt port means all of your $29 adapters will “just work” with the new technology. That’s really good news.

    As soon as Thunderbolt to Firewire and USB adapters are available those ports will probably disappear too.

  2. Apple hopefully will have cables ready for the new i/o. Display port will work with this it seems and replaced the video port. So more accessibility. What if you want to connect two devices – video and a drive for example. Does this daisy chain?
    Thunderbolt is okay for a name. Really depends if it becomes popular.

  3. Not to be an etymology douche, but thunder is the sonic component of lightning.

    And what’s more likely: Apple kept the MiniDisplay port geometry so people could incorrectly jam their MDP cables into it, or some dickhead ‘shopped a *lightning* bolt over the MiniDisplay port icon?

  4. it should be called fire-light (fire wire + light peak)

    I can’t wait to get my hands one of these new macs, My Powerbook is becoming a pain to use and once they get the iPod touch sale going, I’ll be all set for my first year of college.

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