Apple introduces 17-inch MacBook Pro

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  • Reply 41 of 94
    eckingecking Posts: 1,588member
    W00T! I got the specs exactly right!



    I just made the price 100 higher than it is.



    Quote:

    Originally posted by appleinsider



    and is likely to pack additional storage capacity, well-placed sources have said.





    Like I said back when this was said: "This just means a bigger standard HD people."



    lol people get so overexcited sometimes and want to believe this means more than it sounds.



    I predicted these EXACT specs earlier this month on the 8th.



    Quote:

    Originally posted by ecking



    $2899 MacBook Pro

    17" Widescreen

    2.16GHz Intel Core Duo

    1GB memory

    120GB 5400rpm HD

    SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)

    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory

    Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0

    Built in iSight

    Apple Remote





    So far my apple predictions this year for the most part have all been coming true!



    I love this, only $100 off!



    I can't wait for my 3 macbook prediction+specs to come true now!
  • Reply 42 of 94
    chris vchris v Posts: 460member
    Nobody listened to me when I said I had reliable info that the FW 800 absence was temporary and it'd be back as soon as Apple & Intel ironed it out. Glad I was right. Partly because I can gloat, and partly because it's overall a good thing.
  • Reply 43 of 94
    minderbinderminderbinder Posts: 1,703member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Zenga

    where is the 13.3" macBook?





    Some people obviously can't figure this out...but Apple doesn't release every single new product on the same day.
  • Reply 44 of 94
    Can these new intel laps run MS via boot camp?
  • Reply 45 of 94
    auxioauxio Posts: 2,727member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Timeline

    Can these new intel laps run MS via boot camp?



    I'd expect that the guts are pretty much the same as the 15" MBP, so it should work. The only thing which might not work is the FW 800 port.
  • Reply 46 of 94
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,951member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by walshbj

    a 17" laptop without a numeric keypad? not too smart. no thanks.



    Same as the previous model I guess. Has anyone here used a notebook with a numeric pad? I don't think I would like typing "off center".
  • Reply 47 of 94
    eckingecking Posts: 1,588member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by spyder

    Who the fuck cares about a numeric keypad? This isn't 1996. Deleted by moderator



    Jesus that was harsh!



    (Harsh and gone - JL)
  • Reply 48 of 94
    minderbinderminderbinder Posts: 1,703member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by JeffDM

    Same as the previous model I guess. Has anyone here used a notebook with a numeric pad? I don't think I would like typing "off center".



    I'd love to have a numeric keypad, that's one thing I really miss on a laptop, especially with apps that use it for key commands. Although it probably would have to be implemented without having to push the alpha keys too far to the left.



    Spyder, not sure exactly what your point is, did someone just piss in your cheerios this morning or something?
  • Reply 49 of 94
    spyderspyder Posts: 170member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by minderbinder

    I'd love to have a numeric keypad, that's one thing I really miss on a laptop, especially with apps that use it for key commands. Although it probably would have to be implemented without having to push the alpha keys too far to the left.



    Spyder, not sure exactly what your point is, did someone just piss in your cheerios this morning or something?




    No, I hate cheerios more than I hate numeric keypads.
  • Reply 50 of 94
    gargar Posts: 1,201member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by ecking

    W00T! I got the specs exactly right!



    I just made the price 100 higher than it is.



    Quote:

    Originally posted by appleinsider



    and is likely to pack additional storage capacity, well-placed sources have said.



    Like I said back when this was said: "This just means a bigger standard HD people."



    lol people get so overexcited sometimes and want to believe this means more than it sounds.



    I predicted these EXACT specs earlier this month on the 8th.



    Quote:

    Originally posted by ecking



    $2899 MacBook Pro

    17" Widescreen

    2.16GHz Intel Core Duo

    1GB memory

    120GB 5400rpm HD

    SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)

    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory

    Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0

    Built in iSight

    Apple Remote



    So far my apple predictions this year for the most part have all been coming true!



    I love this, only $100 off!



    I can't wait for my 3 macbook prediction+specs to come true now!



    Very good.



    But that was the obvious part, except for the price.

    You just had to look at the specs of the various incarnations of the 15"PB compared to the 17" PB and extrapolate the specs of the 15" MBP the same way.

    So:

    - biggest BTO HD

    - largest GPU

    - processor 1 step ahead.



    I would have been surprised if you would have predicted the following specs also:

    - 1 x FW800 and 1x FW 400

    - 3 x USB2

    - 8x double-layer SuperDrive

    - 1 inch thickness

    And sticked to it during the heavy debat that would have followed @FH



    That would have been really cool.



    The pricetag was pretty good though.

    Much lower and more accurate than I expected.

    Due to the fact that the 15"MBP 2,16Ghz has a $2,799 pricetag I expected the 17"MBP to be at least $2,999 maybe $3,099.
  • Reply 51 of 94
    Ordered mine a few hours ago with the 2gb of ram...estimated ship date is May 8...and estimated to arrive on May 11. I have been waiting awhile for the 17inch to come out...now I don't have too much longer to wait
  • Reply 52 of 94
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,951member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by spyder

    Who the fuck cares about a numeric keypad? This isn't 1996. Deleted by moderator



    That was immature and totally uncalled for.
  • Reply 53 of 94
    naknak Posts: 101member
    Ok, so what gives. Taken from Apple's site:



    Size and weight

    15-inch MacBook Pro

    Height: 1.0 inch (2.59 cm)

    Width: 14.1 inches (35.7 cm)

    Depth: 9.6 inches (24.3 cm)

    Weight: 5.6 pounds (2.54 kg) with battery and optical drive installed (4)

    17-inch MacBook Pro

    Height: 1.0 inch (2.59 cm)

    Width: 15.4 inches (39.2 cm)

    Depth: 10.4 inches (26.5 cm)

    Weight: 6.8 pounds (3.1 kg) with battery and optical drive installed (4)





    Why is it that the 17" can sport the DL Superdrive, it's the same height. Am I missing something?
  • Reply 54 of 94
    minderbinderminderbinder Posts: 1,703member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by spyder

    No, I hate cheerios more than I hate numeric keypads.



    What's to hate about numeric keypads? How else would you type lots of numbers one handed? Or use keyboard shortcuts that specifically use the keypad?





    Quote:

    Originally posted by Nak

    Why is it that the 17" can sport the DL Superdrive, it's the same height. Am I missing something? [/B]



    Because in the 15" the drive has to fit under the trackpad, which takes up space. On the 17 it fits because there's room to the right of the trackpad hardware.
  • Reply 55 of 94
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,510member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by spyder

    Who the fuck cares about a numeric keypad? This isn't 1996. Deleted by moderator



    Boy! And some of you guys think I'm bad!



    What I would like to see, now that there seems to be enough 2.16's around, is for Apple to update the iMac's to 2.0 and 2.16.



    It's just not right that the laptops, pro or not, be even slightly faster.



    Anything that can help Rosetta gain a few percentage points is good.
  • Reply 56 of 94
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by JeffDM

    That was immature and totally uncalled for.



    Yeah, take that back or you'll get this...



    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNew...547128-ap.html



  • Reply 57 of 94
    zengazenga Posts: 267member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by minderbinder

    Some people obviously can't figure this out...but Apple doesn't release every single new product on the same day.



    so you're a virgin too!

  • Reply 58 of 94
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,951member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by melgross

    Boy! And some of you guys think I'm bad!





    I don't think you are bad. You don't resort to petty emo outbursts or personal attacks either.
  • Reply 59 of 94
    minderbinderminderbinder Posts: 1,703member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Zenga

    so you're a virgin too!





    What are you talking about?
  • Reply 60 of 94
    Is 2GB *REALLY* the max amount of RAM? Micron (which is what Apple uses) makes a 2GB Memory Module that is the same specs as the 512MB and 1GB that is inside the MacBook Pro.

    Crucial sells them for nearly $700 each. It sure would be nice... nobody is willing to try it untill the price comes down I guess.
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