Back in January, Apple revealed the latest edition in its popular MacBook Pro line that features a new built-in battery that lasts up to eight hours and survives 1,000 charges, representing a three-fold increase in battery life from the previous generation. The new line of Apple MacBook Pro laptops are smaller, lighter, faster, more powerful, and offer better screen resolutions than any Apple notebook in history.
Measuring just 0.98 inches thin and 6.6 lbs, the new 17-inch MacBook Pro is promoted by Apple’s PR department as the thinnest and lightest 17-inch laptop in the world. Armed with the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz processor and up to 8GB of DDR3 main memory as well as the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor, the laptop is the envy of every Mac geek in the world. Other features for the notebook include a standard 320GB hard drive and a built-in iSight video camera. On top of all that, the new MacBook Pro follows suit in recent release history featuring an aluminum unibody design, allowing it to receive the prestigious EPEAT Gold Status for its environmentally friendly build. The battery in the new 17-inch model provides additional environmental benefits due to the longer lifespan, meaning fewer dead batteries resulting in waste.
Unfortunately for many potential consumers, the build-to-order notebooks haven’t been shipping since the early January release. That might be changing, according to MacRumors.com, whose users report that they are receiving customer service e-mails from Apple stating that the notebooks will be shipped off and delivered by February 18th.
The e-mails stating the upcoming delivery date are representative of orders from customers who paid the whopping $2,799 starting cost of the notebook upon its announcement from Apple. Unfortunately for most international users, all customers reporting this new delivery date are within the United States.