Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Apr 2006 14:05 UTC, submitted by CrimsonScythe
Apple The 17" MacBook Pro has just been released. The 17" model has Firewire 800 and 8x dual layer Superdrive, both of which the 15.4" version lacks. The new MacBook Pro was presented during the NAB2006. The machine will cost $2799,- in the US, or round and about EUR 2879,- (differs per country) in the EU, or GBP 1999,- if you live in the UK.
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Nice!
by ApproachingZero on Mon 24th Apr 2006 14:55 UTC
ApproachingZero
Member since:
2005-11-10

Since there's all that extra room on either side of the keyboard, why not include a full-size keyboard and a 10-key pad? Why does the 17-inch model have to use the same cramped keyboard that the smaller models use? That small keyboard looks odd on a laptop that big.

Other than that, very very nice! But I'll never be able to afford one of these babies unless one happens to "fall off a truck". That happens more often than you'd think, though. ;-)

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RE: Nice!
by godawful on Mon 24th Apr 2006 16:24 in reply to "Nice!"
godawful Member since:
2005-06-29

probably to keep costs down. the more parts that are standard across machines, the cheaper they are to produce, support, replace, etc etc.
none the less, youre right.. but economicly it just doesn't make sense

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economically? well, >I< am ready to pay ...
by ssme on Tue 25th Apr 2006 16:47 in reply to "RE: Nice!"
ssme Member since:
2005-07-06

... and many of my colleagues are also.

The problem's just that apple products are designed to meet personal preferences of a single particular individual (who doesn't want numpad, or, until recently, didn't need more than 1 button on his mouse).

Poor myself, I want my laptop keyboard to be full AND illuminated. Bad luck, there is no such laptop in existance...

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