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17-inch MacBook Pro released

April 24th, 2006 at 8:23 am

To coincide with the National Association of Broadcasters conference that started today, Apple released the 17-inch MacBook Pro. I do have to say, although I am in the market for the 15-inch model, the price on the 17-inch looks appealing. My desired configuration of the 15-inch looks like it will cost around $2599 plus AppleCare, tax, etc. The 17-inch is just $200 more and has a slightly faster processor, Firewire 800 support, a third USB slot, and an 8x double-layer SuperDrive (versus the 15-inch's 4x single-layer drive). I'm not too keen on the huge size of the 17-inch though. I wonder how much longer I can hold out?

One Response to “17-inch MacBook Pro released”

  1. Dennis Kerby Says:

    Avoid the impluse buy. The upgrades that the 17 inch currently has will likely be available within 6 months in the 15 inch model at a discounted price.

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