MacBook Pros Ship with faster chips than announced, 1.83 to 2,16 Ghz

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  1. bigfib macrumors regular

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    Apple Begins Shipping MacBook Pro
    Tuesday February 14, 8:30 am ET
    MacBook Pro Features Faster Intel Core Duo Processors Up to 2.16 GHz

    CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple® this week will begin shipping the new 15-inch MacBook(TM) Pro notebook computer featuring the new Intel Core Duo processor which delivers up to four times the performance of the PowerBook® G4*, a built-in iSight(TM) video camera for video conferencing on-the-go and the breakthrough Front Row media experience with Apple Remote. All models of the new MacBook Pro will ship with faster Intel Core Duo processors than previously announced, delivering even greater performance at no additional cost. The $2,499 model now includes a 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, up from the previously announced 1.83 GHz, and will begin shipping this week. The $1,999 model now includes a 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, up from the previously announced 1.67 GHz, and will begin shipping next week. In addition, customers may now upgrade to a 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo processor as a build-to-order option on the Apple Online Store.


    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060214/sftu124.html?.v=32
     
  2. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    Wow..something I wasn't expecting. It makes me want to order a 2.16 GHz MBP now.
     
  3. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    OMG I just checked apples page-- I'm really happy about this.
     
  4. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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  5. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Sweet!

    Does that mean they're still tweaking, i.e. this isn't quite a mature product yet?
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Quite gob smacked by this. Bit of a kick in the teeth to all those who pre-ordered...unless they will actually be getting these new models? :confused:
     
  7. rehlers macrumors member

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    I will be calling apple shortly to find out if my 1.83 order will automatically be upgraded to 2.0Ghz. I am going to be really annoyed if I only receive the 1.83Ghz laptop.
     
  8. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    $300... that's a lot of money to upgrade from 2GHZ to 2.16GHZ, don't you guys think? For that amount of money, I'm pretty sure I'd hold off anyways.
     
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  10. bpd115 macrumors 6502a

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    The important thing here is this

    All models of the new MacBook Pro will ship with faster Intel Core Duo processors than previously announced, delivering even greater performance at no additional cost. The $2,499 model now includes a 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, up from the previously announced 1.83 GHz, and will begin shipping this week.

    Those of us who ordered the 1.83 will be getting 2.0 Ghz and it will start shipping tomorrow.

    The 300.00 upgrade for 160 mhz isn't worth it in my opinion and I'm assuming it would increase your wait time at this point if you change your order
     
  11. arock macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps. However, you can go place an order for the 2.16GHz right now and it will ship in 1-3 business days. The 1.83 and 2.0 machines have the 3-4 week lead time.
     
  12. bpd115 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting....

    I had to cringe when I went for the 1.83 (now 2.0) and clicked the submit button though....I'll put my 300.00 towards some ram or something :p
     
  13. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    Kewl

    As long as they update the uk ones as well I'll be a very happy bunny!
     
  14. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    I've called them twice and been notified that my 1.83Ghz order is showing a free upgrade to 2.0Ghz, and that the shipping time on all Macbooks has been delayed 3-4 weeks to compensate for this.
     
  15. Dr. J macrumors member

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    Well now I am going to have to order one. I was going to wait until they put the faster chips in , and they go and do this. Atleast they are just as fast as all of the competition now, with the huge plus of Osx. Good job APPLE
     
  16. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    happy valentines day to me... and my credit cards...
    Which hotkey types a musical note?:)

    Found it.
     
  17. AJBMatrix macrumors 6502

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  18. Krevnik macrumors 68030

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    Uh.... that would mean that either Customer Service, or Apple's PR team are lying about shipping. Apple's PR is saying the 2.0Ghz models are shipping this week... and the 1.83Ghz models are shipping next week.
     
  19. bpd115 macrumors 6502a

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    My Estimated ship time (ordered 1.83 on Jan 10th 8 am pst, 11 am est) was On or Before Feb 15th.

    Now it's On or Before Feb 28th.
     
  20. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    My order was bumped to 2/28 from 2/15 as well. I ordered a standard 1.83 GHz machine on 1/11.

    PR people promsing things that engineering or manufacturing can't deliver is nothing new. As long as they ship one this week to Paul Otellini they were telling the truth. :rolleyes:
     
  21. rainmanbk macrumors 6502

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    Alright, now I was pushed back to the 28th, but being as spastic as I am, I re-read the email Apple sent me.

    Does that last sentence mean that it will ship the 18th unless they hear from me, in which case it will ship the 28th? That's what it sounds like. What do you guys think?

    We could be getting them sooner than we all thought?
     
  22. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    Don't read too much into it. This paragraph is pretty clear, IMHO:

    With that said, I don't have any trouble believing that people who ordered standard configuration systems might see them much sooner than the 28th, but that's just completely unfounded speculation and rampant guesswork on my part. YMMV, batteries not included.
     
  23. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    I find it odd, that I'm one of the only ones, who have mentioned that they have a revised ship date of 2/23, while everyone else even others who've ordered on the 10th of January have 2/28.

    I ordered on 1/10 at 11:11am PST

    I called Apple and asked him what the 18th date meant in that e-mail and he said it will ship anytime between the 18th and 23rd the latest.
     
  24. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I was lucky?

    I ordered the $2,000 1.67-1.83 GHz model and my shipping date went from February 15th to the 23rd rather than the 28th.

    :D I was pissed, but I guess I'm lucky for not getting the 28th.
     
  25. rainmanbk macrumors 6502

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    That actually makes perfect sense. I'm sure with all the orders coming up, shipping is going to be a time consuming process. I'm sure they are shipping as fast as possible but some will ship after others, obviously. I think Apple is trying to tell people information that is as accurate as they can provide.

    Just keep checking that Order Status.
     

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