Apple Introduces 17-inch MacBook Pro With Revolutionary New Built-in
Battery That Delivers Eight Hours of Use & 1,000 Recharges

SAN FRANCISCO–January 6, 2009–Apple today unveiled the new 17-inch
MacBook Pro featuring a durable and beautiful precision aluminum unibody
enclosure, and a revolutionary new built-in battery that delivers up to
eight hours of use and up to 1,000 recharges for more than three times the
lifespan of conventional notebook batteries. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro
has a high resolution LED-backlit display and the same large glass
Multi-Touch trackpad introduced with the new MacBook family in October. In
addition, the new 17-inch MacBook Pro includes state of the art NVIDIA
graphics and the latest generation Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors. As
part of the industry’s greenest notebook family, the new 17-inch MacBook
Pro is made of highly recyclable materials, meets stringent energy
efficiency standards and is made without many of the harmful toxins found
in other computers.

“We’ve developed new battery technology that is better for the user and
better for the environment,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Apple’s
advanced chemistry and innovative technology deliver up to eight hours of
use on a full charge cycle and up to 1,000 recharges.”

Apple uses advanced chemistry, intelligent monitoring of the system and
battery, and Adaptive Charging technology to create a revolutionary new
notebook battery that delivers up to eight hours of wireless productivity
on a single charge and up to 1,000 recharges without adding thickness,
weight or cost to the MacBook Pro’s incredible design.* The longer battery
lifespan equals fewer depleted batteries and less waste, which is better
for the environment.

The new 17-inch MacBook Pro includes an ultra-thin, widescreen glossy 1920
x 1200 display with 78 percent more pixels than the 15-inch MacBook Pro and
a 60 percent greater color gamut that delivers desktop-quality color in a
notebook. The LED-backlit display has brilliant instant-on performance,
uses up to 30 percent less energy and eliminates the mercury found in
industry standard fluorescent tube backlights.

Measuring just 0.98-inches thin and weighing 6.6 pounds, the 17-inch
MacBook Pro is the world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch notebook. The
17-inch MacBook Pro is the most powerful Mac notebook yet with the latest
Intel Core 2 Duo processors available up to 2.93 GHz, up to 8GB DDR3 main
memory and a graphics architecture that allows users to switch between the
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics processor for better battery life
and the powerful NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics processor for
higher performance. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro includes a 320GB 5400 rpm
hard drive standard with a 320GB 7200 rpm hard drive and 128GB and 256GB
solid state drives as options. As with the rest of the new MacBook family,
the 17-inch MacBook Pro includes a next generation, industry-standard Mini
DisplayPort to connect with the new Apple LED Cinema Display featuring a
24-inch LED-backlit widescreen display with a built-in iSight video camera,
mic and speakers.

The new 17-inch MacBook Pro joins the aluminum unibody MacBook family in
setting new standards for environmentally friendly notebooks with every
model achieving EPEAT Gold status.** Each MacBook unibody enclosure is made
of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy efficient
LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free
glass. The new MacBook family meets stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements,
contains no brominated flame retardants and uses internal cables and
components that are PVC-free. The battery in the new 17-inch MacBook Pro
provides additional environmental benefit because its extended lifespan
means fewer depleted batteries resulting in less waste. Depleted batteries
can be replaced for $179 which includes installation and disposal of your
old battery in an environmentally responsible manner.

Pricing & Availability

The new 17-inch MacBook Pro will be shipping at the end of January and will
be available through the Apple Store (, Apple’s retail stores
and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $2,799 (US),
and includes:

* 17-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1920 x 1200, glossy display;
* 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 6MB shared L2 cache;
* 1066 MHz front-side bus;
* 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM;
* NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
* NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics with 512MB GDDR3 video memory;
* 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
* a slot-load 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+-R
DL/DVD+-RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
* Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
* built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
* Gigabit Ethernet port;
* built-in iSight video camera;
* three USB 2.0 ports;
* one FireWire 800 port (FireWire 400 compatible);
* ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot;
* one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both
optical digital and analog;
* glass Multi-Touch trackpad and illuminated keyboard;
* built-in, 95WHr lithium polymer battery; and
* 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

Build-to-order options for the 17-inch MacBook Pro include a 2.93 GHz Intel
Core 2 Duo processor, 8GB 1066 MHz DDR 3 memory, 320GB 7200 rpm hard drive,
a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive, anti-glare display for $50 (US), Mini
DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for
30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple Remote, Apple
MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

*A properly maintained Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro battery is designed to
retain 80 percent or more of its original capacity during a lifespan of up
to 1,000 recharge cycles. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and
settings. For more information

**EPEAT is an independent organization that helps customers compare the
environmental performance of notebooks and desktops. Products meeting all
of the 23 required criteria and at least 75 percent of the optional
criteria are recognized as EPEAT Gold products. The EPEAT program was
conceived by the US EPA and is based on IEEE 1680 standard for
Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products. For more
information visit