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Old 01-10-2009, 03:30 AM   #1
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Apple just introduced their new 17 inch MacBook Pro.
http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/

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NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB
Illuminated keyboard
Built-in 8-hour battery
$2,799.00
Funny how this is the only model which offers a matte screen. Still, they're not offering any incentive for me to upgrade. If anything, they're pushing me further away.
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Looks like a glass screen to me...

Pretty, but way too expensive. Starting at $2,799? Thank you, but no thank you.
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:39 AM   #3
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They have a matte version available.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1380...cbook_pro.html

Funny how it looks better than the glossy version. They should of stuck to the original design. It was much more simpler.
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I'm just not a fan of the glass screen and the retarded use of DisplayPort. I do love the whole unibody aluminum enclosure though. I lifted a Macbook and Macbook Pro at Fry's Electronics a few weeks ago and they feel so solid and durable just from that one block of aluminum.
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Hmm... In what way is this different to their previous one? Apart from the Matte screen
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Wayyyy too expensive for what you get......

Oh, and "built in battery", that means it's not user swappable if it goes bad....
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Yeah I like it but looks aren't everything....I don't think my wallet would be happy being that slim for something i can with the same specs for a lot cheaper...
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If apple would sell that laptop for $500, I would happily buy it
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I wouldn't buy it for $1000 unless the battery was replacable. I hate this Apple concept of everything being proprietary. :|
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I wouldn't buy it for $1000 unless the battery was replacable. I hate this Apple concept of everything being proprietary. :|
Exactly, I want to be able to order a new battery if it goes bad and have it here in a few days instead of a couple weeks, which is what it would take to send the laptop back, wait for them to fix it, then send it back to you.
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