Apple delays 17in MacBook Pro
New ship date for new machine
Anyone looking to pick-up the new 17in "unibody" MacBook Pro will have to wait a little longer than expected. Apple has delayed the laptop’s launch.
Apple's new 17in MacBook Pro: will now arrive in mid-February
The firm admitted that “wrapping up” the updated machine – which features an Intel 2.66Hz Core 2 Duo processor as standard – is “taking a little longer than expected”. It’ll now ship, presumably worldwide, from the middle of the month.
Apple unveiled the new 17in notebook at Macworld Expo last month. At the time, it said it would ship the machine by the end of January.
On board the 17in beast you’ll get a 1920 x 1200 LED-backlit display with optional anti-glare coating. The basic model also comes with 4GB of memory and a 5400rpm 320GB hard drive. Prices start at £1949 ($2831/€2199). ®
I was more referring to the new Aluminium Macbook. I do think it was strange that they canned the White macbook only to re-release it as it's obviously still got a market.
Agreed the White basic basic basic macbook does still have a Firewire400 port, but the new-style recently launched macbook *doesn't* have a firewire port at all. You have to upgrade to the Macbook Pro to get a Firewire800 port which is a little bit short sighted.
Macbook + Firewire
"Agreed, the basic Macbook is probably £300 more expensive than it needs to be, and I wouldn't buy one because they've dropped Firewire and for me that is an essential evil."
The basic, $999 Macbook is the only model that HAS Firewire. Which seems backwards to me, but there you go.
Good Price on a powerful machine
This is just what I need and the price is better then we get on a similar equipped Dell (and we get a "corporate" discount.)
I've never understood netbooks, give me a powerful laptop with a large screen, that's what I need.
Also regarding screen size, I believe it has 133 dpi dot pitch. My 24" monitor with the same resolution has a pathetic dot pitch (I can see each pixel). Personally I'd prefer something more like a 160 dpi dot pitch.
Anyway once I can see in the store the difference between the glossy vs anti-glare screens, I'll be placing my order.
Why is HP cheaper
Im on HP's site and I configured up a HDX18t as close to the specs as the Macbook and it looks like I could save myself $1000 roughly. On top of that if I fought with MS I could get my money back for Fista and dual boot the damn thing with XP and my favorite distro of the month.
1799 for the 18 inch HP with the same parts as the mac.
My Apple account lists the shipping date for my order at the 19th of February - two weeks back from the 6th of February previous shipping date. My MBP order has the faster hard drive, nothing else custom.
There was a delay in the 17" unibody before. This has the new built-in battery with the 8 hour use span (it's probably more like 6 hours). I can only speculate that the delay is in the innovative feature of this model, namely the battery. Maybe it's so that no one can start a class action lawsuit over the battery life spanning 6 hours instead of 8.