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Though Discontinued, Apple Offering a Plethora of Discounted 17" MacBook Pros

Macbookpro17Apple quietly discontinued the 17" MacBook Pro on Monday, the end of the line for a laptop that Apple has been selling in some form for nearly 10 years.

A favorite of road warriors and mobile production gurus, the end of the Apple notebook was upsetting for some, though Apple is still selling almost-new 17" MacBook Pros -- and likely will be for a while.

Apple is currently offering more than a dozen different 17" MacBook Pro configurations on the US Apple Online Store in the Refurbished Mac category. Refurbished Macs carry the same warranty as new machines, come with all the same accessories and the AppleCare Protection Plan can be purchased to extend the warranty and customer support out to three years.

Apple has refurbished 17" machines originally released as far back as April 2010 and as recently as October 2011. Prices range from $1,689 to $2,199.

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24 months ago

Code in windows have nothing to do with inches. It's pixel count.

1920 horizontal pixels will display the same amount of code on a 15.4" screen or 17" screen.

A common misconception, rather surprising on a technical blog like Macrumors.


That's just another way of saying it's font size. Um, OK, but working with tiny fonts is tiring and irritating, and there's only so small you can go.

I think people are saying that at the same font size, you can see more with a 17" screen, which is, of course, true.
Rating: 17 Positives
24 months ago
You call that a discount? Buy one get one free: that's a discount!
Rating: 15 Positives
24 months ago

Who's to say they're not going to re-add a 17" MBP with Retina after some time?

They're just discontinuing it for the time being, as far as I can see.


Last time, in 2008, they kept on selling the non-refreshed 17" MBP when they introduced the unibodies in october. They didn't remove it to "re-introduce it" in January 2009 when they finally gave it the unibody treatment.

Nope, seems to me this time it's really gone.
Rating: 12 Positives
24 months ago

Code in windows have nothing to do with inches. It's pixel count.

1920 horizontal pixels will display the same amount of code on a 15.4" screen or 17" screen.

A common misconception, rather surprising on a technical blog like Macrumors.


It'll display the same amount, but at a smaller size on a 15". Some people just don't want things smaller.
Rating: 10 Positives
24 months ago

You call that a discount? Buy one get one free: that's a discount!


I think Apple is more in the "why buy one when you can have two at twice the price" camp.

and Yes...I just quoted Contact. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et4sMJP9FmM
Rating: 10 Positives
24 months ago

its about what someone needs. some people really do want those extra inches of screen to have code side by side with a compile window for example. don't get me wrong I am a fan of retina displays but sometimes there just is no replacement for display inches...


Code in windows have nothing to do with inches. It's pixel count.

1920 horizontal pixels will display the same amount of code on a 15.4" screen or 17" screen.

A common misconception, rather surprising on a technical blog like Macrumors.
Rating: 9 Positives
24 months ago

Code in windows have nothing to do with inches. It's pixel count.

1920 horizontal pixels will display the same amount of code on a 15.4" screen or 17" screen.

A common misconception, rather surprising on a technical blog like Macrumors.


You missed the point of what he was saying, it doesn't matter if the same amount of code is displayed, it will be smaller to look at on a 15.4" screen than on a 17" screen.
Rating: 9 Positives
24 months ago

They should probably have wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men outside Apple HQ and its retail stores.


:D:apple::D
Rating: 8 Positives
24 months ago
They should probably have wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men outside Apple HQ and its retail stores.
Rating: 8 Positives
24 months ago
Who's to say they're not going to re-add a 17" MBP with Retina after some time?

They're just discontinuing it for the time being, as far as I can see.
Rating: 7 Positives

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