My first post
Getting back to the 17" MBP. I have been waiting for over a year for this machine.
I needed back in Dec 07, waited for the jan 08 refresh which turned out to be nothing but a small price drop for the same machine in Dec 07, an obvious sign to wait until a BIG refresh come June.
June came and went, so I waited again until Oct finally an update! which was a new design (love it)and a new graphics chip (love it) but not much of a bump in the processor (egh) and NO 17"
So here we are Jan 09 (3 months into the Macbook pro product cycle) and the 17" will finally come out with the same specs as the 15 but with a non-removable battery?
I am convinced it with be non removable (user) due to the "design issues" (screen and drive) which meant: with the new graphic card running the hi res screen all the time would make a removable battery (space issue with dvd drive) not possible.
Apple loves Removable batteries because they can sell more of them to people who need 4 or 5 batteries because of a trip or something, and will only do a non removable if the design just cant do without it (space).
So most likely there will be a small increase in batt life, (zzzz)
However, my PB 1.5 is going on 5 years in april, so if released next week I will buy an untested 1st generation 17" mbp with a new NVIDIA Chip
3 months into cycle with no other bells and whistles? Looking at the old 17" next to 15" in the apple store, yesterday The 17" looks huge compared to the new 15", you would think they could through something else in there, a quad-core or maybe a small drawer for loose change or something...
I guess I should be happy they are still making this machine, however I had hoped for more out of the 17" by now...I suppose it will have the new mini display port which I can plug into my new 30" display (also been waiting for) which comes out?..