Where is it noting 2.3?
EDIT: Nevermind, I didn't realize Apple had a separate part number for the 2.3GHz.
All the antiglare models did not come with the 2.3. Microcenter states that the computer is antiglare, but it also says the resolution is 1440x900, which is the standard resolution screen. I know that the only way to get the antiglare is in the hi-res, so id check with microcenter to confirm.
The 15" hi resolution models that you pick up at the apple store were all 2.3GHz. The only way to get a 2.2GHz and a smaller hdd with the anti glare screen was to order it from online as a CTO model. I know this as 100%. Also, on that link in the description, it lists the macbook pro's display as anti glare screen and the only anti glare screens in the 15" that apple offers is the hi resolution screen.
For some reason, Microcenter does not note the speed of the CPU but it is the 2.3GHz i7. All the antiglare models came with the 2.3GHz which was the higher clocked from the 2.2GHz (standard) at that time.
But I can guarantee you that it is the 2.3GHz i7 with the 750GB HDD (I think its the 7200rpm, I'll check later).
I just reserved this for purchase today. Any issues or raves about this?
I've been posting about the deal in as many threads as possible. For the price, I think it's unbeatable. The hi-res option is a must, even the 13" macbook air runs 1440x900. I personally prefer matte as well, so it was a no-brainer for me. I installed a corsair SSD, 8gb of ram, and moved the 750GB drive to the optibay. It now has the startup speed of my air, the power of a pro, and the storage of a pro. Couldn't be happier.
As of now, i also see a 17" early 2011 for $1700 after taxes too! I'm torn between the two. Only thing that stops me from getting the 17" is the fact that it can't fit in my backpack.
then get a new backpack ! You won't regret buying a 17"! My old backpack conveniently wore out after 6 years last spring and when I bought a replacement bag, I made sure to be 17" ready if I should one day purchase a 17" and 80 days later, I was the proud owner of a nice 17" MacBook Pro!