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17-inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo/2.33 GHz

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    Like its 15-inch counterparts, the 17-inch MacBook Pro gets a processor bump (up to 2.33GHz from 2.16GHz) as well as a new processor entirely. The Intel Core Duo makes way for the Intel Core 2 Duo, a...

At a Glance

Like its 15-inch counterparts, the 17-inch MacBook Pro gets a processor bump (up to 2.33GHz from 2.16GHz) as well as a new processor entirely. The Intel Core Duo makes way for the Intel Core 2 Duo, a next-generation chip promising better performance with the same battery life. The amount of shared L2 cache has doubled, as has the installed memory -- the 17-inch MacBook Pro ships with 2GB of RAM. (You can install up to 3GB.) Hard drive capacity has increased to 160GB from 120GB.

Price when rated: $2,799

Pros

  • Classic design
  • Lovely screen
  • Ample RAM and hard drive capacity
  • Fast performance

Cons

  • No internal modem option
  • No eSATA port
  • Performance glitch slows some tasks
  • Few cards available for ExpressCard/34 slot
  • No PC Card slot
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