Latest MacBook Pro spy shots reveal new design

Engadget found an image from the MacRumors forum that was originally posted on a Chinese language Mac site.  It looks very real.

From what I can see here, the body appears to be made of one piece of aluminum like was predicted earlierIt also has much smaller speaker holes - onces that would be best be drilled by laser than a micro drill bit.  The keys also look to be laser cut.

The ports indicate that there will be a mini-DVI port on the side instead of the current MacBook's regular DVI port...

(Click here for a full sized shot)

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The thickness, or better yet the thin-ness of the side panel is also very impressive.  It looks to be about 2/3rds as thick as the current model with the bottom panel being thinner than the length of a USB port.

To extrapolate a bit further it looks like it might have the 16:9 16.1 inch screen we've heard much about.

From a Macrumors forum poster:

some measurements assuming the keyboard is the same length as that found in the MBA.

CAPS LOCK KEY = 1.25"

MBA FROM CAPSLOCK TO RETURN = 10.75"

IMPOSED CAPSLOCK KEYS FROM CAPSLOCK TO EDGE OF CASING X BOTH SIDES = 5"

The bottom casing is 10.75"+5.00" = 15.75"

The MBA screen-enclosure (measured diagonally) to bottom-case ratio is 15" to 13"

That ratio applied to 15.75" would suggest 18.17" accomodate for the fact that screens NEED some border and we have a 2-inch reduction.

The NEW Macbook 'Brick' will have the rumored 16" screen. TRUE 16:9 resolution!

Apple's passed its October 14th press invitaion limit so either we won't have a press event or it will be released a bit later than anticipated.

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