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MacBook Pro sees a price drop

The Macbook Pro, a formidably-powerful laptop, is a bit pricey for most consumers. Today saw a price drop for a top-of-the-line configuration, which makes the price almost $1000US cheaper. That's a pretty hefty savings, although $3600US is still a hefty sum for the average user. A few months back, I dropped a larger amount on a slightly less-powerful version ... I have no regrets, but who couldn't use an extra grand right now?

The specs I'm referring to are:

  • 17-inch
  • 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 500GB Serial ATA drive @7200 rpm (add another US to sub a 256GB solid-state)
  • Antiglare display

Adapters and peripherals don't appear to have changed price much, and you'll still need to buy an Apple Remote (there's a new one!) separately (if you need one). Still, for a portable graphics/video-editing machine and all-around powerhouse, that's a great machine, at a new, significantly lower buy-in level.

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