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really like the high end 15" model. that is a lot of power in that notebook. very nice!
 

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Here's something worth noting (from Apple - MacBook Pro)

"A great video processor powers a great display. The new MacBook Pro is available in 15-inch models with a new mercury-free, power-efficient LED-backlit display and a 17-inch model with an optional 1920-by-1200 pixel display."

I really like the mercury free part. I can't think of too many companies who use mercury free displays.
 

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Can't wait to see bench scores with the bus increase in the new chipset.
 

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Eight months later and the top end MBP gets only a 70Mhz CPU boost. Pricing remains the same. Just how much faster is the Santa Rosa chipset? Seems like an awfully poor update.
Not really. Price remains the same for several new features. LED backlighting is not an insignificant update, and the upgraded graphics chip, 4GB RAM limit increase, and ultra-high resolution option on the 17" model seems substantial enough.

I welcome the upgrades. :)
 

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Much better update than the Macbook IMHO. No reductions in price on the refurbs yet though. Better off with the new model.
 

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Wow, the Canadian Apple Store is messed up - in a good way.
17-inch model base configuration: $3099.
Add iWork and the total drops to $3008 when it should go up $89 ($180 error)
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Go for the highest res display and the total is $3039 (again, $180 error)
 

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Wow, the Canadian Apple Store is messed up - in a good way.
17-inch model base configuration: $3099.
Add iWork and the total drops to $3008 when it should go up $89 ($180 error)
or
Go for the highest res display and the total is $3039 (again, $180 error)
Sweet! lol Get it fast!

Also here's a good comparison from digg.

Top of the line 15.4" specs, old/new:

2.33 GHz to 2.4 GHz
667 MHz FSB to 800 MHz
3GB RAM max to 4GB
120GB HD to 160GB (160GB 7200 rpm option!)
6x SuperDrive to 8x
Radeon X1600 to GeForce 8600M GT (great upgrade!)
CCFL backlight to LED
5.6 lbs. to 5.4 (3.2 oz. lighter!)
5 hr. max batt life to 6 hrs.
 

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Eight months later and the top end MBP gets only a 70Mhz CPU boost. Pricing remains the same. Just how much faster is the Santa Rosa chipset? Seems like an awfully poor update.
I think you missed a zero - 700 MHz increase. It's 2.33 GHz to 2.4 GHz, a .7 GHz (700 MHz) difference - substantial, in my opinion.
 

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From Apple's website:

Display’s the thing
A great video processor powers a great display. The new MacBook Pro is available in 15-inch models with a new mercury-free, power-efficient LED-backlit display and a 17-inch model with an optional 1920-by-1200 pixel display.
 
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