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17-inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo/2.33 GHz

At a Glance
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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. Read the full review

    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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