Apple is in news now with their plan of discontinuing their 17 inch Macbook Pro. Some analysts confirmed that most probably the making of these laptops will be stopped by this year. It is due to notable slowdown in shipments.
As most of the youngsters prefer 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pro laptops, the demand for 17 inch Macbook Pro fell down. Apple is about to refresh its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks based on its popularity. 17 inch Macbook Pro doesn’t fit with Pro's newly designed sleek form factor. This is yet another reason for its drop down.
Although Apple has not yet officially announced new models are expected to come up with Intel's Ivy Bridge processors. Apple is expecting a hike in the purchase of these 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pro laptops with this refreshed design and with the unavailability of 17 inch Macbook Pro.
The MacBook Pro was first brought into market by January 2006 to replace PowerBookG4. Various models of these series laptops were introduced in the following years. Apple expected a good demand from youngsters when 17 inch Macbook Pro was brought into market.
The key specs of this 17 inch MacBook Pro include the following.
- Weight of 6.6 pounds
- Depth of 10.51 inches
- Width of 15.47 inches
- Height of 0.98 inch
- 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
- Three USB 2.0 ports
- Wi-Fi wireless networking capability
- Bluetooth 2.1
- Stereo speakers supported by subwoofers
- Omnidirectional microphone
- Thunderbolt digital video output
- AMD Radeon HD 6770M
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
- Automatic graphics switching
- Multiple display and video mirroring
- FaceTime HD camera
- Lithium-polymer battery
It is really shocking news for at least some of them as a laptop with this much good features is facing an issue. They are hoping that this rumour do not come true.
As of now discontinue of 17 inch Macbook Pro is just a rumour. Reviewers strongly believe that this rumour is going to be a reality. But there are no official announcement regarding this matter by Apple. There are some 17 inch Macbook Pro admirers for sure. If this news becomes a reality, it will be a bad news for those people.
Apple admirers are sure that company’s decision won’t be wrong under any circumstances. Advanced gadgets from Apple can be expected in the upcoming years.