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Intel May Have Leaked New MacBook Pro Design

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If seeing Dell’s leaked smartphone and tablet roadmap for the next year or so doesn’t do it for you, there’s another leak floating around that might grab your interest. Fact is, Intel may have accidentally leaked the new MacBook Pro designs, just like it did last year.



Here in this Intel ad is an unnamed, MacBook-a-like that the Apple blogs are suggesting could be the new MacBook Pro redesign. It shows a slimmer, sleeker design that’s closer in size to the MacBook Air than the MacBook Pro, if we’re being honest. Still, it’s possible Apple has decided to take some MBA design cues and incorporate them into the new MBPs. Fast Company points to that light patch on the right-hand side, which it's saying is an IR sensor, and claims the placement is "classic Apple design."

That said, there’s also nothing to indicate that this ad is even showing a MacBook Pro. It could be another laptop entirely, or even just a render from Intel. The thing that’s got everyone whipped into a tizz is the fact that Intel did precisely this last time the MBP was about to get a refresh: The company accidentally revealed the new model as part of a contest for Intel Spain. The prize was a MacBook Pro packing a new Intel Core i5 processor. Unfortunately, Intel ran this campaign before Apple had yet to announce the MacBook itself.

What do you think? Could Intel make the same mistake two years in a row? Or is this a very, very, very long shot?

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    thorkle , February 18, 2011 7:46 AM
    Anyone for offering some free advertisement due to speculation?
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    goodguy713 , February 18, 2011 8:11 AM
    more than likely a mac book .. i dont think they would make that a mac book pro the form factor has limitations because of processor heat .. trust me .. those things cook your lap.. hey dont they still use aluminum as a heat disapater ? lol in most electronics next best thing to copper.. any way they get to hot to touch some times.. especially where the graphic card and processor sit
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    alidan , February 18, 2011 9:26 AM
    OH MY GOD... IT LOOKS JUST LIKE A LAPTOP!!!

    no seriously, who cares... its black, it looks like a laptop, anything special about that?
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    jasonpwns , February 18, 2011 11:25 AM
    goodguy713more than likely a mac book .. i dont think they would make that a mac book pro the form factor has limitations because of processor heat .. trust me .. those things cook your lap.. hey dont they still use aluminum as a heat disapater ? lol in most electronics next best thing to copper.. any way they get to hot to touch some times.. especially where the graphic card and processor sit


    In most computers (not sure on laptops) the best metal is copper piping and aluminum heat fins. Copper is good at dispersing heat while Aluminum is good for holding it.
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    HansVonOhain , February 18, 2011 11:30 AM
    OMGz, it is thinnnn, so it must be an apple product!!!

    /sarcasm
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    blackjellognomes , February 18, 2011 11:34 AM
    alidanOH MY GOD... IT LOOKS JUST LIKE A LAPTOP!!!no seriously, who cares... its black, it looks like a laptop, anything special about that?
    Many people would be interested in leaked MBP designs, especially if it looks like an all-black chassis will be an option.

    That patch of glare is an IR sensor?
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    nukemaster , February 18, 2011 11:53 AM
    jasonpwnsIn most computers (not sure on laptops) the best metal is copper piping and aluminum heat fins. Copper is good at dispersing heat while Aluminum is good for holding it.

    May be more accurate to say copper is fast at absorbing heat and aluminum is good at dissipation(well good for how light it is too.)
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    burnley14 , February 18, 2011 12:11 PM
    I really doubt the new MacBook Pro would be black. They've been silver for a pretty long time now, and Apple has a tendency to stick with things that work.
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    jgiron , February 18, 2011 12:12 PM
    hmmm, and I thought it was the next gen laptop from Google....boy was I wrong.
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    bpislife , February 18, 2011 12:54 PM
    Judging from the fact that the window controls are on the upper left side and then strange resemblance to iMovie in the bottom right....I think it is safe to daynit is an apple.
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    bpislife , February 18, 2011 12:55 PM
    *I think is safe to say it is an apple. Damn iPad spell check,,,
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    tripplenipple1224 , February 18, 2011 1:03 PM
    Cool looking though.
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    rantoc , February 18, 2011 1:50 PM
    Easy knowledge test, is the Core2 gen2 the latest for laptops - Then its not an mac, they ony use atleast one gen old hardware!
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    WyomingKnott , February 18, 2011 2:11 PM
    "Accidentally," just like last year?
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    liveonc , February 18, 2011 2:12 PM
    Someone's gonna be really quick to get one of those, just to post a video on youtube of it getting blown up! Sad... ;-)
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    iamtheking123 , February 18, 2011 2:19 PM
    Quote:
    In most computers (not sure on laptops) the best metal is copper piping and aluminum heat fins. Copper is good at dispersing heat while Aluminum is good for holding it.


    Errr, no. A material only has one rating...thermal conductivity (there's no holding vs transferring). It's either good at transferring thermal energy or it isn't. Copper is the best, unless you want to pay for silver, and aluminum is a bit more than half as good as copper. (Fun fact, gold is worse than copper but better than aluminum at heat transfer). Heatsink manufacturers can "cheat" though to save cost and use copper bases with aluminum fins, because at the point of the fins you have a lot of surface area and it's the air that's the limiting factor of heat transfer. However, you also get a minor choke point at the copper base -> aluminum fin interface. Thus, an all copper heatsink is best if you can afford it.
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    christop , February 18, 2011 2:45 PM
    I am wondering if Apple put them up to it. Good way to stir a fire for a new product.
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    orionantares , February 18, 2011 3:54 PM
    Apple seems to have a lot of "accidental" leaks the last couple years. Makes one wonder just how much of an "accident" these leaks really are and how much of them are Apple taking advantage of the blogosphere for cheaper advertising.
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    dainsane1 , February 18, 2011 3:57 PM
    looks to me like the intel barebone laptop somethingpeak whatever it was called

    maybe just a new model.
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    Anonymous , February 18, 2011 3:59 PM
    i guess this is why apple maybe looking into AMD, Intel just cant keep it to themselves
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