Apple Bumps Up MacBook Pro Speed

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As if there weren't enough new things coming out of Cupertino today, Apple quietly updated the processor speeds for its 15-inch unibody MacBook Pro on Tuesday. The midrange model that previously shipped with a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor now ships with the same 2.66GHz processor Apple is using in the 17-inch unibody MacBook Pro.

The 2.66GHz MacBook Pro ships with 4GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT video with 512MB memory,  320GB hard drive, USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800, AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, a built-in iSight camera and mic, SuperDrive, illuminated keyboard, and multi-touch trackpad.

Apple is also offering a 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo build to order option.

The 15-inch 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro is priced at US$2,499, and Apple says it is shipping in 1-3 business days.

[Thanks to all of my Twitter followers that gave me the heads-up!]

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too bad it is still limited to 4GB of RAM. I’m waiting for a MBP 15.4” that supports up to 8GB and only the 17” MBP offer that


Too bad they didn’t change the glossy LCD display AND the glass addition.
Otherwise, I’d buy a couple (when they came down to $2000).

As I say about all Apple displays now:
To this day, no one at Apple or Apple Media has sufficiently explained to me why the necessity to add both glass AND glossy screens to Macs, while eliminating the matte screens that were better to so many of us.

It?s funny how Apple?s pictures of their Macs always show the ?reflection/glare? effect right in their ads. (on the right side of the display)

Environmentally greener, but ergonomically worser:  can you say eye-fatigue, red eye, headaches!


I’d like to have seen an eSATA port.
It would have been much cleaner, nicer, convenient.

(It’s not a deal-breaker as one can go through the express slot.)

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