The first customer to get this high-end processor was once again Apple, which quietly began offering the chip two weeks ago for its new iMac. A 2.8 GHz iMac with a 24" monitor is currently offered from $2300, which translates into a $250 premium over a 2.4 GHz (non-"Extreme") model.
And why would one need to have the newest components all the time?Engadget is saying new Intel chips for first quarter of 08 will clock as high as 3Ghz at 25-35 watts. http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/22/intel-readying-slew-of-45nm-penryn-mobile-cpus/
Could this be the next update to the MBPs? At the rate its going, for those who want to have the newest MBP would have to purchase a new notebook every 6-8 months. Apple should have a lease program
Im not a fan of making big purchases like that on eBay. Its something I try and steer well clear of. If you can afford to loose it then fine otherwise for me I just have to leave it!! Cant have everything in life although I try!!!
The Apple-Intel relationship definitely seems to be a bit better than the Apple-Motorola relationship of years past. Preferential treatment is great, hopefully it will continue with the upcoiming Penryn chips.
I bought a 24" iMac with a 2.8 Core 2 Extreme CPU, or at least that's what the order and the acknowledgement says. "About This Mac" reports a Core 2 Duo, though.
I haven't talked to Apple about this yet, but is there a 2.8 Core 2 Duo? Is the iMac misreporting the CPU?