The first Monday of the New Year brings us some interesting news on Apple. There are once again Rumors of a 17" Macbook Pro out.
Apple insider says that the announcement of this is imminent and could happen as early as tomorrow. The new 17" toy will have an internally fixed battery and an nVidia Chipset.
The fixed battery means you will have to visit your local Apple store for replacement while the nVidia chipset could mean bad bump and underfill material.
Sounds like a winner to me.
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In what's sure to be a controversial move on the part of the Mac maker, those familiar with the new unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro confirm that it will not share the same panel-covered battery layout as its 13- and 15-inch cousins. Instead, the notebook's battery will be fixed in place and not easily removable by users, similar to the MacBook Air's.
Additionally, AppleInsider can also confirm that a similarly-timed makeover to the Mac mini will see the diminutive desktop adopt chipsets from NVIDIA's MCP79 platform, as was previously implied by discoveries within the resource files of a Mac OS X build train that shipped on the latest MacBooks and MacBook Pros.