Apple confirmed the eagerly anticipated unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro. They're calling it the world's thinnest and lightest 17-inch laptop. It features a 1920 x 1200 LED backlit display, with a 700:1 contrast ratio, wider color gamut and a glare resistant $50 matte option. Most of the specs are otherwise quite similar to the 15-inch MacBook Pro, but unfortunately Apple went with a non-removable battery, claiming that the lack of removable mechanism allowed for more battery. They say it will last up to 8 hours on the lithium polymer juice on integrated graphics, 7 hours on discrete, and it's rated at 1000 recharges. There will also be an exchange program, like with the iPod. The base model hits at $2799, spec breakdown.
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