Apple, as expected, revealed the new 17-inch MacBook Pro featuring the Intel Core Duo processor and an all new system architecture that delivers up to five times the performance of the PowerBook G4. The 17-inch MacBook Pro features an aluminum enclosure just one inch thin, weighs 6.8 pounds, includes a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing on-the-go, and the Front Row media system with Apple Remote. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro also features the innovative MagSafe Power Adapter. The MacBook pro is priced at US$2,799.

The 17-inch MacBook Pro will start shipping next week with the following specifications:

• 17-inch widescreen 1680×1050 LCD display with 300 cd/m2 brightness;

• 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo processor;

• 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;

• 120GB 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;

• PCI Express-based ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory;

• DVI-out port for external display (VGA-out adapter included, Composite/S-Video out adapter sold separately);

• built-in Dual Link support for driving Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display;

• built-in iSight video camera;

• Gigabit Ethernet port;

• built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;

• ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot;

• three USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port;

• one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;

• Scrolling TrackPad and illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor;

• the infrared Apple Remote;

• 68 watt hour lithium polymer battery;

• 85 watt Apple MagSafe Power Adapter.

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