17-inch MacBook Pro/2.8GHz

At a Glance

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  • Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

    The latest 17-inch MacBook Pro is by all measures a minor hardware upgrade over its predecessor, offering only slightly faster processor options and a bump in hard-drive capacity. The more significant...

At a Glance

The latest 17-inch MacBook Pro is by all measures a minor hardware upgrade over its predecessor, offering only slightly faster processor options and a bump in hard-drive capacity. The more significant change is the value you get for your money: Apple has dropped the price of the computer by $300 and similarly reduced the price of build-to-order upgrades.

Price when rated: $2,499

Pros

  • Available with an anti-glare, matte screen
  • Impressive performance and battery life
  • Huge screen

Cons

  • No video adapters or Apple Remote included
  • Huge
  • Large screen makes glossy glare more noticeable than on smaller laptops
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