Apple today released a new product in the MacBook Pro series, a 17″ widescreen configuration with a greater offering of ports than the 15.4″ version.
Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch model as seen on Apple.com (view large image)
Specs for 17-inch MacBook Pro:
- Screen: 17-inch widescreen1680x1050
- Processor: 2.16GHz Core Duo model
- RAM: 1GB of RAM (Max 2GB)
- Optical Drive: 8X dual-layer burner
- Hard Drive: 120GB 5400 RPM hard drive
- Ports: FireWire 800 port, 3 USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 400, Headphone, Mic, Dual link DVI
- Built-in webcam
- Weight: 6.8lbs
- Graphics: ATI X1600 256MB
- ExpressCard 34 Slot
- Wireless: Apple Airport Extreme (802.11 b/g)
- OS: Mac OS X Tiger (can boot Windows XP if Boot Camp is downloaded and valid copy of Windows XP is owned)
- Price: $2,799
The 17-inch MacBook Pro is about .8 lbs more in weight than the 15.4 inch version but still maintains about 1-inch thickness, which is really thin for this sized laptop. The 17-inch version gains an extra USB port, has FireWire 800 and a better optical drive in the form of an 8x SuperDrive DL (fast dual layer DVD burner). The 17-inch version comes standard with 1GB of RAM, ATI X1600 256MB graphics card and of course the Intel Core Duo 2.16GHz processor. The MacBook Pro 17-inch is available now at Apple.com.
Above: Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch features
Above: Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch features
The next Apple laptop release should be in June for the new iBooks with an Intel Core Duo processor, rumor has it they will be 13.3″ widescreen laptops.