I am really upset with apple at discontinuing the 17" Macbook pro. I am wondering what the mac pro is representing, if that was 2% of their sales, what could this possibly be? The iMac has really gotten powerful in later years, and what is really missing is an SSD after that I don't see much need for the mac pro line, other than a very very select user base. The main problem with the 17" was the price. No one wanted to pay an extra $500+ for the exact same laptop for 2" more screen space. I really liked the larger screen but thought the price was absurd. Same with the mac pro its $2500 + cost of monitor and then factoring upgrades to bring it to 2012 standards and your well over $3200+. The fact of the mater is almost no one can justify spending that much, especially for a desktop, which has lost so much market share in the last 10 years or so.