Apple Refurb Page hinting of new 17" MBP?

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  1. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

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    Was looking on the refurb page of the Apple store, and it had under the clearance section:

    MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (previous generation)
    17-inch widescreen display
    2GB memory
    250GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight Camera

    And the specs are the same for the 17" on the page for the current models.

    Query: Is this a misprint on the clearance/refurb site, or is it a pretty good sign that Apple's going to update the 17" at Macworld?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The current 17" has a 320GB HDD, 1920x1200 display, and 4GB of RAM. It's not the same model.

    And OBVIOUSLY there will be a unibody 17", so MacWorld would be the perfect time for a silent update.
     
  3. clyde2801 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Would a minor hard drive and ram update on the same machine count as a change of generation?

    Maybe I'm reading too much into my tea leaves, or mistaking my cheerios for alpha bits again, but I think this confirms that the 17" will be updated at Macworld.
     
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    I think that Apple did do a model number change for the current 17" MacBook Pro...

    But yeah, 17" unibody at MacWorld is virtually a lock. :D
     
  5. isethx macrumors regular

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    you know i hope so. but you never know.
     
  6. xlii macrumors 68000

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    It's a mystery, to be sure. Why wasn't the 17" MBP updated along with the 15" and the 13" MB? When it is updated will it have pretty much the same specs as the 15, or will it have something new?

    Why has Apple held this one back?
     
  7. clyde2801 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Hopefully, it's because they'll take advantage of the extra size to stick in some periphrials that they couldn't fit in on the new 15".
     
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    The MBP17 is always the last to be updated, though occasionally it does feature the latest gimmick Apple wish to release.
     

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