Specs, Thunderbolt and Light Peak on 13-inch Macbook Pro 2011 Box

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If you needed further clarification that Apple are definitely planning an imminent refresh to their existing Macbook Pro laptops, perhaps this following bit of information is all you need. New images have apparently shown the retail box for a new 13-inch Macbook Pro, complete with a rundown of official specs.

According to this report from MacRumors, the several new images of Macbook Pro retail packaging have been found. The first image shows the list of specs displayed on the 13-inch retail box, provided by fscklog.com.

Assuming the details are correct, the new 13-inch model will contain a 2.3GHz dual-core i5 Processor, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 1280×800 display resolution, Facetime HD camera, a backlit keyboard and a weight of 2.04kb.

The specs also provide further details on the new Intel Light Peak connectivity which Apple are rumored to be calling ‘Thunderbolt’. We first mentioned about this in a previous article which you can read here.

What are your thoughts on this latest leak – It certainly looks real doesn’t it? Then again, it’s never too difficult these days to produce a professional looking image via photoshop, so we should still be a bit skeptical perhaps. Assuming these specs and features are real, we’re pretty excited about the inclusion of a dual-core Core i5 processor, and we think the backlit keyboard deserves a mention too.

As always, we’ll update you once we hear any further details on the new Macbook Pros. Come on Apple, the suspense is killing us.

Update: The same story has also been covered by Apple Insider, just to let you know.

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