MacBook Pro 17" laptop features a 17-inch display, faster Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
In addition to the standard features of the 15-inch model, the 17-inch MacBook Pro also features an additional USB 2.0 port and an 8× SuperDrive as opposed to the 6× SuperDrive of the 15-inch models.
The 17-inch MacBook Pro replaces the 17-inch PowerBook G4 and has features very similar to those found in its immediate predecessor. It is, however, slightly thinner at one inch.
The Apple MacBook Pro 17 inch battery is also thinner and lighter, which is made up of Li-polymer cells, having longer lasting battery life.