Originally Posted by Machead99
I know, I mean the portability of the MacBook Pro is useful to me, although
it has a grossly underpowered CPU for a pro laptop. In the 17" model I don't see why we should be sacrificing potentially an 8800M GTS or an HD3850 for literally 0.25 inches of thickness. If I cared that much about it being thin I'd get an Air.
Right now, the only way to get much more CPU is to take a desktop CPU and jam it into a notebook. I've known wto people that get that kind of notebook, they run very hot and have a battery life that's about that of a UPS brick, not good enough to do much work away from a power jack. They both had to deal with fans that died too.
As for a 8800M, I understand what you mean, but Apple doesn't seem to go that way.