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Apple quietly updates MacBook Pro with optional 2.8GHz Core i7 processor

Sean Hollister
10.20.10
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Sure, Apple's "Back to the Mac" press conference was all about software and a manila envelope or two, but Cupertino also sent out a silent love letter to its MacBook Pro lineup. Specifically, the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro laptops can now be configured with a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor, up from the 2.66GHz model they were limited to before, for the primo price of $200 more. That's a pretty penny to pay for a simple 140MHz boost, but base clockspeed is only part of the story -- this is almost certainly the Core i7-640M that Intel owned up to just last month, which can turbo to a lap-scorching 3.4GHz under load. If you feel like buying one, do be a dear and let us know for sure?

[Thanks, Steven H.]

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