Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The 17" MacBook Pro

Yesterday Apple released the new 17 inch Intel MacBook Pro onto an unsuspecting public, I did in fact notice the Apple store going down around 8am in the morning my time and like many I wondered why...

But I didn't blog the appearance of the new Intel MacBook when the store came back online. Why? Well, the new laptop is a pretty much uninspiring update, presumably why Apple chose not to announce it in yet another "special event". After all, you can only go to that well so many times before it runs dry.

However I'm still waiting for the somethings that's "much cooler" than a replacement for the 17 and 12 inch Powerbooks. I'm pretty much sold on the thought of a zero boot time 12 (or 13?) inch Powerbook replacement with instant on flash memory, in fact I'm going to be disappointed if a replacement 12 inch turns up and it's still shipping with a hard drive.

So why am I posting this? Well a colleague of mine noticed yesterday that the 17 inch actually costs less than the 15 inch in the same configuration, and it looks like other people have started to notice as well. What does this mean? Probably a price drop for the 15 inch, so if you're in the market for a shiny new 15 inch MacBook Pro, don't buy quite yet...