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17-inch MacBook Pro/2.5GHz

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  • Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro/2.5GHz

    Like the MacBooks, the MacBook Pro line gets the latest generation of Core 2 Duo chips code-named Penryn. That boosts the amount of L2 cache to 6MB on the 2.5GHz models; this model also sports more video...

At a Glance

Like the MacBooks, the MacBook Pro line gets the latest generation of Core 2 Duo chips code-named Penryn. That boosts the amount of L2 cache to 6MB on the 2.5GHz models; this model also sports more video RAM for its Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor, as well as a third USB 2.0 port. he MacBook Pro adds the MultiTouch trackpad first introduced in the MacBook Air.

Price when rated: $2,799

Pros

  • Double the video RAM of previous models
  • Supports trackpad hand gestures
  • Better battery life

Cons

  • Hardware remote no longer free
  • Trackpad a bit narrow for hand gestures
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