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First look: The new MacBook Pro 17, now with hi-res screen

June 20, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Indeed. Usually when reviewing a product, I come across a design flaw or issue that gives me pause. Not so this time, at least not yet. That doesn't mean this MBP is perfect. Given the top-notch hi-res screen, the ability to show off high-def video -- at 1080p, no less -- I find myself wanting more than the 8x SuperDrive that comes standard. I'd like to see a Blu-ray drive installed, so that I could play the Blu-ray DVDs I already have and really enjoy true high-definition video. (Yes, I popped a Blu-ray disc in to see what would happen. After a few seconds of spinning, the disc popped out. Bummer.)

It took Apple two years after I first started wishing for a high-resolution screen to deliver just what I wanted. I'm hoping it won't be that long before Blu-ray makes an appearance. Until then, I'll just have to make do with what, in my opinion, is the best laptop Apple has ever made.



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