new 17-inch MacBook Pro features long 8 hours battery life

17-inch MacBook Pro

During October 2008's special notebook event, Apple released new unibody MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro. At today's MWSF 2009, Apple announced the new precision aluminum unibody enclosure 17-inch MacBook Pro, matching the rest of the MacBook family. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro not just features aluminum unibody enclosure, but also the world's longest 8-hour built-in battery life (under wireless working environment). The new 17-inch MacBook Pro is also the world's thinnest and lightest notebook in the 17-inch category, as well as being made of highly recyclable materials, leading the industry towards a greener environment.

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Apple stated following for the new 8-hour long battery life:

Apple uses advanced chemistry, intelligent monitoring of the system and battery, and Adaptive Charging technology to create a revolutionary new notebook battery that delivers up to eight hours of wireless productivity on a single charge and up to 1,000 recharges without adding thickness, weight or cost to the MacBook Pro’s incredible design.* The longer battery lifespan equals fewer depleted batteries and less waste, which is better for the environment.

The new MacBook family:
MacBook family 2009
(from left to right: MacBook Air, MacBook, MacBook Pro (15-inch), MacBook Pro (17-inch))

Unlike other MacBooks, the anti-glare display is available on this new 17-inch MacBook Pro (for $50 extra).

17-inch MacBook ProThe new 17-inch aluminum MacBook Pro, is available for a suggested retail price of US$2,799, includes:


  • 17-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1920 x 1200 glossy display;
  • 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 6MB shared L2 cache;
  • 1066 MHz front-side bus;
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 8GB;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics with 512MB GDDR3 video memory;
  • 320GB serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
  • a slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • Gigabit Ethernet port;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • three USB 2.0 ports;
  • one FireWire 800 port;
  • ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot;
  • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
  • glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard;
  • built-in, 95WHr lithium polymer battery; and
  • 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

Build-to-order options for the MacBook Pro include a 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 8GB 1066 MHz DDR 3 memory, 320GB 7200 rpm hard drive, a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive, anti-glare display for $50 (US).

*A properly maintained Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro battery is designed to retain 80 percent or more of its original capacity during a lifespan of up to 1,000 recharge cycles.

The 17-inch MacBook Pro is only 2.50 cm thing (0.98 inch) and only weighs only 2.99 kg (6.6 pounds). For more information about the new 17-inch MacBook Pro, please refer to www.apple.com/macbookpro website.

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Posted by Antony at January 6, 2009 7:22 PM

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