The Apple MacBook Pro is now shipping this week to many anxiously awaiting customers that placed orders weeks ago for this anticipated Core Duo based notebook. Furthermore, Apple is showing the Valentine’s Day love by bumping the processor speed across the line by now offering 1.83GHz for the basic $2,000 edition, 2.0 GHz for the $2,499 enhanced MacBook and an option to upgrade to a 2.16GHz for an extra $300 on the top configuration model.
The $2,000 entry-level MacBook used to be 1.67GHz and the enhanced $2,499 edition used to be 1.83GHz so that means for the same price you’re getting a one notch faster Intel Core Duo processor. Not a bad deal. If you ordered ahead of time when the configurations reflected slow speeds, you will also get this speed bump. The $300 upgrade to a 2.16GHz is only available if you select the 2.0GHz configuration from Apple.com, from there you will see an option to upgrade the processor.