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.
“We are incredibly excited to start shipping the MacBook Pro, a groundbreaking new notebook with dual-processor desktop performance in a thin, sleek design,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The new MacBook Pro includes even faster Intel Core Duo processors than originally announced, up to 2.16 GHz, and we think customers are going to love them.”
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.
 

wheezy

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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
 

boombashi

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Where's my free upgrade??
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.
 

andiwm2003

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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:
 

gRage

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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.
 

Benjamin

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andiwm2003 said:
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:
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.
 

Mudbug

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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.
 

ipacmm

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gRage said:
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.
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.
 

ziwi

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Right back where I started...
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...
 

SiliconAddict

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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
 

Mudbug

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of note:
Additional build-to-order options for the 15-inch MacBook Pro now include the ability to upgrade to a 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, as well as 120GB (5400 rpm) or 100GB (7200 rpm) hard drive, up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, Apple USB Modem, and the AppleCare Protection Plan.
 

gammamonk

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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.
 

SiliconAddict

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andiwm2003 said:
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:

Umm not. You are going from 1.83ghz -> 2ghz or 2.16ghz.
 

anthonymoody

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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. . .

TM
 

gammamonk

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SiliconAddict said:
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
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.
 

radian23

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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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