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What we might get in Macbook Pro 2011

What can we see in the up and coming Macbook Pro 2011 refresh?

  • Processor Upgrades – Sandy Bridge is on the way to Macbook Pro 2011,¬†definitely¬†will be seeing it when it refreshes.
  • Liquid Metal Body – Apple has been using Macbook Pro’s Aluminum Full Body for about 3 years, and they have been trying to test out Liquid Metal technology, and have used it to produce the Metal Piece Pin comes with your iPhone which is use to push out your SIM Card out from iPhone.
  • Better Battery Life – What else is more important than having good battery life? Everyone wants their laptop’s battery life to be as good as iPad. It is rumored that Macbook Pro 2011’s Battery life will increase by 2 hours, which will be 12 hours!
  • Better WiFi Coverage – As Aluminum is actually blocking some percentage of the Wifi signal, having a liquid metal body will strengthen Wifi Signal
  • Better FaceTime Camera – Apple hasn’t been updating their iSight camera, and because of FaceTime on iPhone, iPod Touch and soon to be iPad, Macbook Pro 2011 might be the first to get their first FaceTime Camera upgrade with larger megapixel, who knows we might get HD quality FaceTime Camera
  • SSD Option – Apple might slowly phase out Optical Drive, and might replace them with SSD drive as an additional HDD. It is not new that people actually remove their optical drive on their MBP and replace with a SSD, so Apple might take that idea up just like Mac Mini Server which they removed Optical Drive for a extra Harddisk
  • Better heat control – This is actually my wishlist, Apple’s Macbook Pro are really too HOT to be on your lap, although Apple’s reply is MBP is not a laptop but a notebook. But at times, you really need to put them on your lap. So I hope Apple can have better heat controls
  • Cheaper Macbook Pro – It is rumored heavily that Macbook Pro 2011’s price point will drop by 100-200 dollars. Who don’t wish to pay less for more?

That rounds up my prediction for Macbook Pro refresh for 2011 which it rumored to be on March! What do you think? Leave us a comment or tweet to us @usingapple

Apple Battery Charger

Apple also launched a totally new product, Apple Battery Charger. You might be asking why Apple want to release a battery charger? I think there’s a few reasons behind it.

Lots of Apple Accessories uses Battery, Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad

With the newly launched Apple Magic Trackpad, there are quite a few products that uses battery in Apple’s product line. Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse and even Magic Trackpad. They are all using battery to power itself, so as a control-freak company, will you let lousy battery life destroy your product’s name? I’m sure lots of people have been using lousy battery or rechargeable batteries that don’t hold charge well, causing users have to replace the battery frequently.

So it is a no-brainer for Apple to release their own Battery and Battery Charger to ensure users have a good experience using their battery-operated products!

So what is different about Apple Battery Charger

As a Environment-Friendly Company, Apple tried their best and their Battery Charger has one of the lowest standby usage values, or “vampire draw”. Most Charger out in the market continues to draw a lot of power even after the batteries are fully charged, Apple Battery Charger senses when its batteries are done charging and automatically reduces the amount of power it needs. In addition, the reusable batteries that come with each Apple Battery Charger are designed to maintain a high charge capacity for hundreds of charges, so you no longer have to buy new batteries or toss them every few months. They even stated that a battery can last around 10 years of usage, which is crazy long!

Apple Battery Charger cost $29 and with 6 Batteries included, it is quite a good buy, you can buy it in Apple Store.