If you have watched or read about the WWDC keynote, you must have noticed that the MacBook lineup was missing something. There were the 13" and 15" MacBook Pro and a new MacBook Pro 15" with Retina display but there was no mention of the 17" MacBook Pro. This has been rumoured to be due to the weak sales of the model maybe due to the high pricing starting from $2499.
The MacBook Pro 17" started from the PowerBook G4 17" and then it later became the MacBook Pro 17" with an Intel processor and later got the unibody design. The MacBook Pro has been removed from the lineup of MacBooks and from the product pages, but you can still get a refurbished MacBook Pro 17" between $1,689 and $2,199.