Apple has yet to release the “real” new 17″ MacBook Pro along side the latest iterations of the MacBook line. If you remember though, the original 17″ MacBook didn’t come out until a few months after the initial release of the 13″ and 15″ models so hopefully we’ll see the 17 come out early next year.
So far the research I’ve found is pointing at January 2009 or just after. It looks like Apple’s running into screen and drive issues but I’m sure they’ll sort it out in time (I hope). I plan on waiting until then for sure as there’s not much about the new books I don’t like.
Don’t get me wrong, my current 17″ Pro is great but it’s almost 2 years old and I’m pretty sure I’ll need a pretty good tax write off to offset the freelance I had to pick up this year. As long as it comes out by tax season I’m good.