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There have been several rumors circulating on the internet about Apple's forthcoming MacBook Pro refresh, and many sources say that the refreshed laptop will not have an optical drive. Well, designer Jorgen Langevad decided to show us what the actual device might look like, OLED (retina?) display and all. Click here to see more of today's most popular images, courtesy of Imgur.com. Continue reading to see Samsung's mind-blowing human face video mapping technology.

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Called the Magic MacBook Pro, this futuristic laptop "features a sliding trackpad that holds an iRemote [tablet] within; the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled device acts as function buff, allowing you to manage your music, media and 'computer stuff' in a streamlined way." Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video.

[via YankoDesign]

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Apple has just unveiled the new late 2011 MacBook Pro models. Now you can splurge on "a faster AMD Radeon HD 6770M discrete GPU with your 15-inch or 17-inch lappie." Best of all, the 15-inch model can now be equipped with a 2.4-GHz, quad-core Intel i7 processor. More information. Click here to see more.

Even better, there are some CPU improvements to be had: the 13-incher gets the option of a 2.8GHz Core i7 or a 2.4GHz Core i5 dual-core processor, instead of the previous entry-level 2.3GHz i5 (and it also gets its HDD notched up to a minimum 500GB, or max 750GB).
[via Engadget]

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That's right, a 2007 MacBook Pro prototype has surfaced on eBay, and it comes complete with "a 3G antenna, 3G hardware and SIM card slot built in." Unlike standard models, this one "carries a red motherboard which is typical of Apple prototypes." Click here for more pictures.

The seller also notes that the remnants of the SIM-card connectivity remain on the production motherboards but are not populated.
[via MacRumors - eBay]

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Aesthetically speaking, the MacBook is a work of art, but to be honest, it lacks any sort of artwork / design. Thankfully, that can be solved with a stylish decal or two. Continue reading to see eighteen more cool designs.

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It's official, the new MacBook Pro (2011) starts at $1199, and comes with the rumored Thunderbolt port as well as a new HD camera for Facetime. Starting off, we have the $1199 13-inch model that features "a 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 320GB hard drive, or $1,499 for a 2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 500GB hard drive." That's not all, "you can expect to surf the web wirelessly for up to 7 hours on a single charge." More information. Click here for more pictures.

The 15-inch model comes with a 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6490M and 500GB hard drive for $1,799, otherwise pick up a model with 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive for $2,199. The largest of all, the 17-incher has a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive, and costs $2,499.
[via Engadget - Gizmodo]

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Apple's new MacBrook Pro lineup may officially be announced as early as tomorrow, but until then, these leaked spy shots will have to suffice. Above, the image shows a new "Thunderbolt" port, which is supposedly a high-speed replacement for ethernet, display, and data connections (USB, FireWire, etc.). We'll keep you posted when more information becomes available. Click here to see the specifications.

[via SlashGear - Mac4Ever - Engadget]

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Despite having the glowing Apple logo and OS X pre-installed, this laptop is no MacBook Pro. On the inside, you'll only find a "1.66GHz Atom D510 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive and NVIDIA's Ion 2 graphics platform." Click here for more pictures.

It includes three USB2.0 ports, built-in SD card reader, HDMI out, headphone jack, power plug, built-in 1.3MP camera, built-in AirPort Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network and 4200mAh battery.
[via Engadget - M.I.C. Gadget]

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Apple shut down its store today and came back with new MacBook Pro models featuring Intel Core i5, i7 processors. Both 15-inch ($1799) and 17-inch ($2299) MBPs have "a new GPU configuration, utilizing Intel's integrated HD graphics alongside NVIDIA's GeForce GT 330M." More information. Click here for first picture in gallery.

The new 17 and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Core i5/i7 processors are fast. Fast. Overall I'd say they're about 50% faster than the last gen Core 2 Duos.
[via Gizmodo - Engadget]

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Sure, you *could* destroy a MacBook Pro should you hate Apple enough, but why not just trade in/sell the device for a PC rather than destroy it? That question will never be answered, or at least not by these guys. Video after the break.

[via Makeuseof]

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