Monday, April 24, 2006

17" MacBook Pro announced

Apple have made a press release (and now you can see details on their website) that they are releasing a new version of their flagship notebook computer the MacBook Pro with a 17" LCD screen.

It includes three USB ports (compared with 2 on the 15" MacBook) and a Firewire 800 port in addition to the Firewire 400 port included as standard on the 15" MacBook Pro. It also has an 8x speed DVD writer (which now supports dual layer burning).

The new MacBook Pro still uses a dual-core 2.16 GHz processor, but nevertheless is a very powerful and stylish notebook. It comes with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and iLife 06 and will set you back £1,999 ($2,799 in the US).

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