17-inch MacBook Pro going unibody with built-in battery

Not the unibody MBP. But it is a unitard

MacWorld is going to be amazing this year because, get this, there will be a new MBP announced. 9to5Mac reports that the 17-inch MacBook Pro will come in the unibody aluminium design and include a long-life battery pack that is not removable. D’oh!

The 13-inch MacBook should leave the line-up and the MacBook may move to below $1000, a definitely more interesting happenstance in my book. This lines up with the expectations for a new Mac Mini for entry level Apple users.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say there won’t be an iPod refresh this time out.