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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.

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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.

    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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