Macworld Podcast #37: 17-inch MacBook Pro

Apple made its presence known at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas Monday, announcing a 17-inch version of the MacBook Pro laptop. This behemoth of a portable boasts a screen that is 36 percent brighter than before, and features the return of FireWire 800 to Apple laptops.

Macworld.com News Director Jim Dalrymple checks in from the show floor at NAB to talk about the latest addition to Apple’s MacBook line and what it means for digital-video pros.

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Show Notes:

We have all the latest coverage from the NAB show available on Macworld ’s news page . Be sure to check out the Editors’ Notes Weblog for NAB dispatches from Senior News Editor Jonathan Seff, who is also in Las Vegas.

At the end of this podcast, I describe a new contest in which we’ll award prizes to listeners who contribute to future episodes. To win one of our four possible prizes, please send me a audio comment no longer than two minutes asking a question of a Macworld staffer or with some other rant or rave about our coverage or Mac-related news.

I’d prefer the audio file to be in AIFF format, mono at 128 kbps with as little background noise as possible. If you can’t or don’t know how to do that, do your best and we’ll pick our favorites.

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If we use your audio comment on the show, then you will get your choice of one of the above prizes.

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