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

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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.

Top Rated Comments

Undecided Avatar
112 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.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
112 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KnightWRX Avatar
112 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ruan11 Avatar
112 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
b-rad g Avatar
112 months ago

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


:D:apple::D
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reden Avatar
112 months ago
They should probably have wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men outside Apple HQ and its retail stores.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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