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Intel May Have Leaked New MacBook Pro Design

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?

  • thorkle
    Anyone for offering some free advertisement due to speculation?
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  • goodguy713
    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
    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
    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
    OMGz, it is thinnnn, so it must be an apple product!!!

    /sarcasm
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  • blackjellognomes
    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
    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
    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
    hmmm, and I thought it was the next gen laptop from Google....boy was I wrong.
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  • bpislife
    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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