Apple is finally releasing the 17-inch version of their unibody MacBook.  The 17-inch MacBook Pro, is the .98 inches thin, 6.6 pounds, and is the world’s lightest and thinnest 17-inch notebook. There’s a 17-inch LED backlit display, 1920×1200. “This is the best display we’ve ever shipped in a notebook.” 700:1 contrast ratio, 60% greater color gamut than the previous 17-inch display.


If you want anti-glare, you can now get it for $50 extra.  The left side of the MacBook has three USB ports, Mini DisplayPOort, Firewire 800 (no 400), digital audio in/out and Expresscard. In addition to Gigabit Ethernet and the Magsafe.


Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93 GHz Dual Core, 6MB L2 Cache, 8GB memory at 1066 MHz DDR3.  Integrated 9400M and 9600M graphics cards. 320GB HDD standard, or 256GB SSD upgradable drives.  You can also add up to 8GB of Ram.


With this MacBook they have included a new battery which can be charged up to 1000 times and holds that charge for 8 hours. Using a new battery manufacturing process, Apple has flattened the battery and made it larger.  


If you use the 9600M graphics chip you get 7 hours battery life as opposed to 8 as we previously mentioned when you use the 9400M.


The cost is $2799 and it ships in late January.