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MacBook Pro Gains Faster CPU Option

by Adam C. Engst

Unmentioned during Apple’s media event last week was the fact that the 15-inch [1] and 17-inch [2] MacBook Pro models have gained a faster CPU option, a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7. In both cases, the 2.8 GHz CPU comes at a $200 premium over the 2.66 GHz chip, formerly the high end. Previous CPU configurations remain available.

There’s little more to say here, other than to note that if you’re buying a MacBook Pro because you want more performance than is available from the MacBook, MacBook Air, or 13-inch MacBook Pro, it might be worth ponying up a few hundred extra dollars to make sure you have the fastest available processor.

[1]: http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC373LL/A?mco=MTc0Njg1ODE
[2]: http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC024LL/A?mco=MTc0Njg1NzI