The biggest change is the battery, which Apples says will run up to 7 hours while using discrete graphics and a whopping 8 hours while using integrated graphics. On the downside, though, to fit the larger battery in the system Apple has made it non-removable. This may turn off some potential buyers who would need to send their laptop back to Apple for a $179 replacement – although Apple estimates the battery will last five years under normal use.
The new 17-inch MacBook Pro will continue to sell starting at $2,799 and should begin shipping by the end of this month.
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