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Apple Releases 17'' MacBook Pro

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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.

The new 17-inch MacBook Pro features a stunning aluminum enclosure just one inch thin, weighs only 6.8 pounds, includes a built-in iSight™ video camera for video conferencing on-the-go, and the breakthrough Front Row media experience with Apple Remote. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro also features a MagSafe™ Power Adapter, invented by Apple especially for mobile users.

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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jimN

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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.
 
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aegisdesign

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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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MRU

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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.
 
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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.
 
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iSee

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Oct 25, 2004
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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...
 
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maverick808

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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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Tomaz

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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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jcoffman78

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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)
 
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peanut48

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Apr 4, 2006
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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....
 
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odedia

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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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MrCrowbar

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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:
 
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aegisdesign

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Tomaz said:
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:

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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