17-inch MacBook Pro delayed

It's big, it's beautiful... and you can't have it yet.
It's big, it's beautiful... and you can't have it yet.

Apple has told customers who've purchased one of its new 17-inch MacBook Pro laptops that it won't now be shipping for another two weeks.

No specific reason for the delay has been given - an official email simply says: "Wrapping up the new 17-inch MacBook Pro is taking a few days longer than we projected.

"As a result, we will be unable to ship your 17-inch MacBook Pro until February 19, 2009."

The machine looks like a mobile musician's dream, offering a massive amount of screen real estate, powerful graphics capabilities and a "revolutionary" built-in battery that can run for up to eight hours (could this be what's caused the hold-up, we wonder?).

This king-sized MacBook was Apple's only major hardware launch at the 2009 Macworld show in January. Prices start at £1949$2799.

Because of the shipping delay, customers who've already ordered the laptop have been given the option of cancelling. For those who don't, though, 19 February must seem like a long time away.

(Via Engadget)

Ben Rogerson
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I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.