Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch: 10 Reasons to buy
Introducing the biggest member of the MacBook Pro family
The entire MacBook Pro range has been spruced up, adding better processors, a trackpad that mimics the iPhone’s controls and improved battery life across the board.
If you’re a creative professional the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch should be top of your wish list. Here’s a ten-point presentation to take to your IT department detailing exactly why you need one immediately…
See below for reasons to buy the Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch
Its 3.06GHz Intel Core i5 processor runs up to 50 per cent faster than the previous 17-inch Pro’s.
2/ Memory and storage
You can upgrade the 4GB of built-in RAM to 8GB. Storage options include 5,400 or 7,200rpm, 500GB hard drives or solid state drives up to 512GB.
You get 802.11n wireless and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
4/ Operating system
Comes loaded with Snow Leopard and the iLife suite, including iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband and iWeb.
An iSight camera sits above the screen, for chatting online using iChat or Skype.
The 17-inch screen has a 1920x1200 resolution. An anti-glare option is available as a £40 upgrade.
The new Nvidia GeForce GT 330M uses up to 512MB of dedicated video memory.
You get three USB ports, one FireWire, ethernet, and a Mini DisplayPort to plug in an external monitor.
With more efficient graphic processing, the life of the non-removable battery is stretched to nine hours.
Now features inertial scrolling, as on the iPhone. Flick down a page and it’ll keep scrolling until you prod the screen to arrest it.