“During the WWDC in the summer of 2012, Apple unveiled its newest versions of its MacBook lineup,” Justin McGee writes for Apple Gazette. “The 13-inch version was a combination of power and portability, and the 15-inch model packed just as much of a punch as the 13-inch notebook, but the extra screen space gave you just a bit more real estate to work with. Missing from the lineup? A 17-inch MacBook Pro model.”
“Since then, the 15-inch model has been the biggest screen that Apple offers in a notebook, and while 15 inches is plenty of room for most people, for power users, it leaves something to be desired,” McGee writes. “Even still, for some other users, 15 inches just isn’t big enough to use comfortably for long stretches at a time.”
McGee writes, “There are obvious reasons why the 17-inch MacBook Pro isn’t in the MacBook lineup anymore — mainly battery-related issues — but there’s a case to be made for why we still need the 17-inch MacBook Pro.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We remember the days of lugging around 17-inch MacBook Pros. One computer to do it all! Yeah. We much prefer our setups today: 27-inch iMacs with dual monitors on our desks and 11-inch MacBook Airs (soon to be new 12-inch MacBooks) and iPad Airs in our our Crumpler backpacks.