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Ssssh. Apple quietly mashes monster MacBook Pro

17-incher excised

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So farewell, then, the 17in MacBook Pro. Your demise was forecast back in April by market watcher Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI, a stockbroker, and sure enough you're no longer listed among Apple's selection of laptops.

Apple 2012 MacBook Line-up

The pricey - two grand plus - bulky machine was popular with content creators looking for a large-screen - it had a 1920 x 1200 resolution - yet mobile workhorse.

Presumably, Apple hopes they'll upgrade to its £1800 2880 x 1800 15in MacBook Pro, or a lesser laptop Thunderbolt-connected to one of its big monitors.

Apple 2012 MacBook Line-up

The 17in beast was last updated, to Intel's Sandy Bridge platform, in October 2011. ®

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