Apple customers started getting word of their 17" MacBook Pros finally shipping late last week. The first shipments are arriving. This photo set shows unpacking of the 17" MacBook Pro as well as side-by-side comparisons with the 17" PowerBook. Another set with unpacking and comparison shots. The first recipients have been posting their first impressions of the 17" MacBook Pro on Apple's Discussion board. Meanwhile, MacRumors users have also posted their initial impressions on our forums: - 17" MBP in hand - Quick 17" MBP review - 17" MBP First Impressions (DOA Screen Issue) While a 17" screen on a laptop may still seem luxurious, Maccentral reports from E3 that 19" laptops are a growing trend.