MacBook Pro Now Shipping Plus Speed Bump

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    According to a press release, Apple has started shipping the new MacBook Pro. In addition to the shipping announcement, the new machine is also being offered in 1.83 (up from 1.67) & 2.0 Ghz (up from 1.83) variants of the Intel Core Duo, Apple has also added a 2.16 Ghz build-to-order option on the portable.
    MacBook Pro, announced January 10 as the replacement for the aging PowerBook, features a full-size backlit keyboard, AirPort Extreme wireless networking (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, ExpressCard/34 slot, dual-link DVI video out, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and optical digital and analog audio in/out.
     
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    Nice to see that Apple is going the BTO for higher speed options.
     
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    Where's my free upgrade??
     
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    I just got laid off yesterday with an $8000 severance. Perhaps it's time for a Macbook Pro courtesy of the old job....The 2.16 perhaps?

    I'm excited to see how everyone likes their's
     
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    wish I could but I can't...ah well.

    Heres hoping the benchmarks come close to the marketing hype.
     
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    Im wondering if those that ordered a 1.6 are getting the 1.8 and so forth.
     
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    Yeah. I don't see it on my order. I would assume that they would upgrade us by default. Otherwise, I will cancel. I think I'm gonna call.
     
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    This NEVER happened in the G4 world. I am very happy (assuming they didn't ship me the slower one anyways).
     
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    you've got to love their marketing. "even faster than we thought".

    the 0.16GHz are basically a 8% faster chip. that translates probably into a 4% faster machine. for $300!:rolleyes:
     
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    If you go for the 2.16 Ghz CPU upgrade, the US Store says 'shipping 1-3 business days' otherwise its still 3-4 weeks! Waiting for the UK store to get updated.
     
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    Dell's asking $550 for that same upgrade at their BTO, but minus the $150 to get to 2Ghz, its only $400. so.. it looks to be a standard upgrade price, or below.
     
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    Sorry about my typo guys - the original 1.67 is now a 1.83, and the original 1.83 is now a 2.0. So in essense, everyone that pre-ordered got a free upgrade.
     
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    Rosetta looks more and more appealing.
     
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    i still see nothing of bettery life
     
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    I guess would be because there aren't any other Mac using that 2.16Ghz chip...so they can use all of the in the MBP's.
     
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    It is a nice move to auto upgrade based on the rapidly changing chip technology...I wonder if this type of upgrade frequency will hit the other lines once they are all on board - kind of makes the wait 6 months to see people more inclinded to buy when needed knowing that any tomorrow could leave your machine wanting...
     
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    So there we have it, our first "Rev B" Intel Macs!! :p :p
     
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    calling now. My order still shows 1.83ghz even though I paid for the primium speed. Not going to upgrade to 2.16 though. $300 isn't worth 1600Mhz. I'm on wait. Go figure. :D

    verified: 2Ghz for anyone who ordered the 1.83Ghz system. Apple is really showing us the love today. :D
     
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    of note:
     
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    I think we'll be seeing a lot more of this kinda thing now that Apple is going intel. Intel releases new and updated products a heck of a lot faster we saw with G4 and G5's.
     
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    Umm not. You are going from 1.83ghz -> 2ghz or 2.16ghz.
     
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    Yeah I take this as a sign of very good things to come. As incremental CPU speeds come off the line from Intel, Apple will just slip them into currently shipping models/builds. No need for a "whole rev" just because of a modestly faster processor.

    Speaking of which, I don't think the .16 boost is worth $300 personally, but it's great that Apple is making it an option. . .

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    People on the "Macbook shipping when?" thread are eating up all the Apple support reps. They're saying the upgrade will be automatic. You don't need to cancel.
     
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    Yah for $300. Ouch. 160mhz isn't worth $300 IMHO.
     
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    I guess i have to wait another week for my macbook pro but its upgraded for free so i guess thats fair. :D
     

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