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As the sixth generation MacBook Pro, the 17'' version is a slimmer, faster, less costly laptop from Apple than its predessors.

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Pros

Only 17" notebook with Mac OS X, OS X users who want a large and high resolution display on the go, this is the only choice

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Display quality, with a high colour gamunt panel, but for those who need the best quality on the go, HP's IPS Dream Colour display on their Elitebook line is the best available

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Premium materials and quality feel, zero flex from its unibody aluminium chassis

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Good number of in/outputs with SD slot, display port, and multiple USB ports

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Cons

Hot running 9600M GT graphics card, equivalent ATI option would have been a better choice

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Non-removable battery, users cannot replace it when it wears down, must go to Apple store to get it replaced

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Doesn't make use of the space, no keypad for the sake of aesthetics

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Matte option costs extra, which is a poor decision on Apple's part, considering it is supposed to be a pro-sumer computer for graphics enthusiasts, according to Apple

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As the sixth generation MacBook Pro, the 17'' version is a slimmer, faster, less costly laptop from Apple than its predessors. Upgrades include better graphics with the NVIDIA 9400M integrated graphics, which offers a great gaming experience. Although most Intel integrated graphics options have greatly reduced performance compared to dedicated options, NVIDIA has broken that trend with the 9400M. The MacBook Pro also handles 720P and 1080 HD movie decoding with ease, perfect for a home theatre hub with a miniDisplay Port to HDMI adapter. The MacBook Pro also offers a headphone jack and a new SD-card slot. Physically, the laptop back cover has been replaced with a seamless, smooth aluminum cover with no sign of battery. The battery has actually been built inside. Another cool feature is the handy battery gauge mounted on the side of the laptop. Pressing the button lights up a number of eight LED's showing the current level of the battery - thus preventing you from dashing out with an uncharged laptop. In general, the 6th generation MacBook Pro comes with a lot of attractive upgrades that would interest consumers. 

Features:
  • 2.26GHz or 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache
  • 17-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
  • 160GB or 250GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
  • 160GB or 250GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard
  • One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), SD card slot
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