Details Of Apple MacBook Pro Circa 2011 Appear Online

The hardware specification of what appears to be the soon-to-be-announced 13-inch Apple Macbook Pro have been published on several websites.

Macrumors has received the picture of what seems to be the description of the low end Apple MacBook Pro laptop, one which comes with some pretty impressive specifications.

There's an Intel Core i5 processor (2.3GHz 3MB L3 cache), 4GB DDR3 SDRAM clocked at 1333MHz, 320GB hard disk drive (5400RPM), a 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy screen (1280x800 pixels) and Facetime HD camera.

Disappointingly, the laptop comes with Intel's HD Graphics 3000 processor series which uses 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM memory shared with the system.

Other details include the 8x slot-loading SuperDrive, a new Thunderbolt port tha that supports high speed I/O and Mini DisplayPort devices, a SDXC card slot reader, Firewire, USB 2.0 ports, Optical audio, Wi-Fi, GbE Ethernet, Bluetooth, Backlit keyboard, Ambient light sensor and MacOSX with iLife preinstalled.

As expected it will come with a precision aluminium unibody enclosure and it seems unlikely that it will have a bigger touchpad as previously believed.

This model is likely to replace the current Core 2 Duo that runs at 2.4GHz and comes with a smaller hard disk drive but with a better Nvidia Geforce 320M graphics, all for £1020.