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Macbook Pro 17” cheaper than 15” ? Here is how… and wonder the logic behind Apple pricing. taken straight out of Apple US site.
Macbook Pro 17” at $ 2799 sports a 2.16ghz intel Core Duo Processor. For 15” this upgrade costs another USD 300 making the cost for both at par at $ 2799…
It does not end here… The 17” also has a 120GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive! The 15” has a 100GB 5400-rpm serial ATA Hard Drive and to upgrade to 120GB it will cost you another $100
After matching the processor and Hard drive configuration of 15” Macbook Pro with 17”, the 15” costs $ 100 more and comes to $ 2899.
No it does not end here. Pay more to get less!
The 17” has 8X double layer super drive. 15” has ONLY 4X Super Drive.
The 17” has 2 firewire ports (400 & 800). The 15” has ONLY firewire 400
The 17” has 3 USB ports compared to ONLY 2 on the 15”
I wish apple can explain the logic in the pricing of 15” here…

From the apple site

Macbook Pro 17” $2,799.00
17-inch widescreen display
1680×1050 resolution
2.16GHz Intel Core Duo(1)
1GB (single SODIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
120GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
8x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
One FireWire 400, one FireWire 800, and three USB 2.0 ports

Macbook Pro 15” $2,499.00
15.4-inch widescreen display
1440×900 resolution
2.0GHz Intel Core Duo—upgradeable to 2.16GHz(1)
1GB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
100GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
4x SuperDrive
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
One FireWire 400 and two USB 2.0 ports
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