Apple produces 17-inch Macbook Pro lightweight monster

As rumoured, Apple has more up its sleeve than just software with this year’s Macworld keynote. In fact, they’ve just released a whopping 17-inch Macbook Pro on the fanboy masses.

Despite its size, it’s the thinnest and lightest 17-inch available, weighing in at 6.6 pounds and measuring less than an inch thick. But it’s got power. Ooh, has it got power. You can cram in up to 8GB of RAM, and there’s an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93 GHz Dual Core processor.

In terms of hard drives, you can choose from 320GB as standard, or upgrade to 256GB of SSD.

And the battery life is nothing to be sniffed at. Despite being superthin and light weight, this will apparently boast the longest battery life EVA. In fact, from one single charge, you can get a droolworthy eight hours. There’s a catch though. In order to maximise the battery, they’ve had to make it non-removable. Having said that, they do promise the ability to charge the battery 1000 times before any degradation.

When can you get your hands on one? Well, if you’ve got upwards of $2799 (and who doesn’t?) they’ll be on the shelves in late January.

[picture via Gizmodo]

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