The desirability of a re-introduction of the 17-inch MacBook Pro is like a phoenix rising from the ashes, as no matter how many times a likely release is suggested, it gets put down, but then comes back again even stronger. Take the 2014 MacBook Pro refresh for later this year, it would seem that MacBook fans are more determined than ever to see the return of the much-loved larger model.
It was a sad day when Apple discontinued the 17-inch MacBook Pro, while at the same time teasing an all-new 15-inch Retina model. Photographers and videographers do like having a much better display, but they also preferred having the option of a larger display, as well as a matte screen.
One 17-inch MacBook Pro owner has proved just how much he loves his machine, as he purchased the last model made and then spent around $1,000 in order to get it up to the kind of spec he needs.
Even though this is a late 2011 model, he has given his 17-inch MacBook Pro a 2014 update by installing a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD. Okay, so it is clearly a long way off what a true 2014 update would be like, but it is a fine example of the lengths some people will go to in order to breathe new life into their aging 17-inch MacBook Pro.
A 17-inch MacBook Pro 2014 release is needed for so many reasons one of which is better explained by a comment made on 9to5 Mac, as the reader believes that while the 15-inch model is ideal while traveling, it is good to sit down at the home or office and work on the 17-inch model.
This is how most 17-inch Pro fans sums it up, the MacBook Pro 17 is a must have, while the 15-inch model is nice to have, would you agree with that?
If Apple were to reconsider bringing back its larger Pro, then what should the 2014 MacBook Pro 17-inch specs be, and when would be an ideal release date?