New MacBook Pros Coming Next April With SSDs, no DVD Drives?

Monday, Nov 29, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 AM PDT
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New MacBook Pros Coming Next April With SSDs, no DVD Drives?

Could the new MacBook come without DVD drives?

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Here's your latest MacBook Pro rumor: the next generation of Apple's flagship laptops are supposedly coming out next April with solid-state hard drives, Light Peak connectivity and no DVD drives.

The SSDs and lack of optical drives do seem like the natural step for the laptops. After all, Apple's new MacBook Airs feature SSDs and ditch the optical drives as well.

But what is Light Peak? It's a new super-fast optical connection developed jointly by Apple and Intel, reportedly with speeds of 10Gpbs over gales as long as 100 meters.

With speeds and durability like that, it's a new format that could replace just about ever plug on the back of your computer. Devices just need to start using it.

We'll see if these rumors end up panning out, but they certainly seem reasonable enough.

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