Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Apple Releases 17-inch MacBook Pro

Today at Macworld apple has just announced the new 17-inch MacBook Pro. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro is almost identical to the 15-inch version with just a few meager changes including:

17 inch Screen Size

A $50 Matte Finish option that will get rid of the overly reflective glossy screen.

There is also a new integrated battery that will not be removable, but will last longer with up to 8 hours of battery life. The battery is also supposed to last up to 1,000 charges. This could be both good and bad because you will be getting better battery life, but then again you will not be able to have a backup battery just in case. Also what about when your battery does end up going bad, what will you have to do to get a new one?

As far as the hardware, expect to see a great improvement over the previous gen 17-inch MacBook Pro, but compared to the new 15-inch MacBook Pro it is exactly the same with 4GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB HDD and NVIDEA Geforce 9400M + 9600M GT. There is an improvement in the processor with an upgrade the 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo.

All this comes at a cost of $2,799 which seems very high, but this is nothing new for apple laptops.

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