Apple launches 17" MacBook Pro
Apple has just
a new 17" MacBook Pro, the company's latest addition to
its growing line of Intel-based machines. The 17" MacBook Pro starts at
$2,799 and features a 17" wide-screen 1680x1050 display, as well as a
2.16GHz Intel Core Duo CPU, 1GB of RAM, an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 GPU
with 256MB of GDDR3 memory, and a 120GB 5400RPM hard drive. Apple also
tosses in FireWire 800 support and an 8x dual-layer DVD burner, and
conserves the current 15.4" MacBook Pro's look and feature set.
Despite its meaty hardware Apple says the new MacBook's
battery will last up to 5.5 hours, and that the machine is just 1" thick
and weighs 6.8lbs—quite a bit slimmer than the competition,
including Dell's 7.94lbs/1.6" Inspiron 9400. The 17" MacBook is
available today from the Apple Store, although early adopters will have
to wait 7-10 days for delivery.