Apple’s 17in MacBook goes the way of the dodo

It was the closest thing Apple had to a desktop replacement laptop. Now the 17in MBP has moved aside to make way for daintier brethren

If you were hoping to upgrade your 17in MacBook Pro after WWDC 2012, you’re in for a sore shock. Not only did the biggest member of the MBP family not get upgraded, it has been pulled to make way for Apple’s skinny new Retina Display MacBook Pro.

That means if you want to buy a 17in MBP, you’ll have to buy it from the refurb section of the Apple Store, while stocks last. Of course, you might be tempted to switch to a smaller model (surely you’re just a little bit tempted by that Retina Display?) or you could hold out some blind faith in the hope we’ll hear the pitter-patter of a hi-res 17in MacBook in the not-too-distant future.

Or how about upgrading to a new 12-core Mac Pro with 12GB RAM and a 27in Thunderbolt Display? It’ll only cost you £4000.

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