Apple Releases 17'' MacBook Pro

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  1. macrumors 68020

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    Kind of snore, but at least it's finally here! One more USB port for all the yuppies who wanted more, and we still get FireWire 800. :D
     
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    standard specs are: 17 inch screen, 2.16 ghz core duo (not upgradable) 1 gb ram (upgradable to 2), and 120 gig 5400 rpm hard drive or 100 gig 7200 rpm hard drive.
     
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    Apple Releases 17'' MacBook Pro

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    As rumored, Apple announced the 17" MacBook Pro today at the NAB conference.

    Specs include:

    2.16 Intel Core Duo Processor
    667 MHz front-side bus
    Up to 2GB of RAM (667 MHz DDR@ SDRAM)
    iSight Camera
    MagSafe Power Adapter
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 PCI Express graphics 256MB
    Firewire 800, Firewire 400
    Bluetooth, Airport Extreme
    $2799

    Available at the Apple Store and shipping next week.
     
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    just 300 dollars more than the 15" and with faster processor, biiger hard drive, dl superdrive (must be possible within the inch then) and FW800. Can't complain about that.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    8x dual layer superdrive too, unlike the 4x single layer in the 15". Good to see FW800 there.
     
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    Funniest thing is the pricing.

    A 15.4" with the 2.16 BTO and 120GB HD comes in at Eur 2,924.68

    A 17" with same spec costs Eur 2,694.67

    250 Euro cheaper than the 15" ??? That's fecked up. I suspect Apple are going to have to do some price re-structuring in its 15" range as it does not represent good value in its current form.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    nothing too unexpected here. Glad to see Apple is ahead of the game and getting more Intel Macs out on the market.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    looks stunning, wish I could afford to get one right now.
     
  10. mpw
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    That price seems low when you compare it to the 15". Upgrade the 15" to match the 2.16Ghz and 120Gb HDD of the 17" and it comes out £60 more (UK pricing) and you then get the extra ports, screen and DL 8xSuperdrive on top. I hope this means the 15" is due a price drop.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    3x USB, FW800 and double layer burning, exactly the features that are missing from the 15"...
     
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    i want one!!!!! alas, i will be getting a plain macbook, which wasnt released. hmpf:(
     
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    Wow! Now that it's happened it seems so sudden.
    Well, this is great news. Apple is just marching along executing their transition plan...
     
  14. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    They must have been "saving" DL support for the 17"
     
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    The tech specs page has been updated and claims 5.5 hours battery for the 17". The 15" info has also been entered and claims 4.5 hours. I get 2.5 hours max on my 15" MBP... anyone get better than that?
     
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    ah about time.... now get on with the MACBOOK!
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    is the 17" thicker than the 15" ??
    Cause the reason why they didn't put double layer into the 15" was thickness issues, right?
    Anyone know ? :confused:
     
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    Never happy are we?
     
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  20. macrumors newbie

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    Bs

    Who gives a rats ass about a 17in Macbook Pro. unless you have 2800.00 to blow. Damn you Steve give me my Macbook!!!!!(In Black Preferably)
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    huh??

    not fair....I want a 12" or 13" macbook now......awwwww come on apple.....I'm dying to switch and cant hold on any longer....
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    And most probably has none of the annoying 15" revision A problems. Man. They are really getting it out there aren't they...

    Maybe I should sell my spankin' new 15" MBP :) :) :)
     
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    Wow, I though it qould be way more expensive. It's really just a few bucks more than the maxed out 15". Well done for FW 800 and the DL drive. I am smitten :eek:
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

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    Same thickness. However, the 17" is bigger so they can move stuff that would otherwise be under the drive out of the way.

    Unless they've now got a thinner dual layer drive of course. In that case I'd guess a quiet 15" upgrade is on the cards.
     
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