Apple’s legendary unibody metal design remains intact on the 2011 version of the 17-inch MacBook Pro, but the hardware inside has changed. The largest notebook in Apple’s MacBook Pro line now sports a 2.2GHz second-generation Intel Core i7 processor and AMD’s brawny Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 RAM. The net result: It’s fast, both around the desktop and in games, which it handles with surprising authority. Meanwhile, a high-capacity lithium polymer battery now delivers up to seven hours of battery life, making it one of the longest-running desktop replacements available, and Intel’s new Thunderbolt port allows for ultra-fast connections with accessories. Hear all about the latest changes in our MacBook Pro video review.
For more read our in-depth Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch (2011) Review.