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Apple MacBook Pro A1297 (17-inch) Laptop

At a Glance

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At a Glance

This 17-inch MacBook Pro boasts better design and a big battery life improvement (so long as you don't install Windows).

Price when rated: $1,999


  • Much longer battery life (within Mac OS)
  • Thin, rounded design


  • Battery is no longer user-replacable
  • Tough-to-press mouse button

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Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Japan's National Institute for Technology and Evaluation (NITE) tested a Lithium Ion battery about the size of one used in a cellphone. It was struck with a hammer then left on a work bench, unconnected from any apparatus. The result was explosive.


Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

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