Apple Offers Optional MacBook Pro 2.8HGHz Core i7 Update

MacBook Pro speed bump BTO
(Image courtesy of Engadget)

Apple was firing with all chambers on Wednesday, with the majority of the focus on its “Back to the Mac” media event. But the company also found time to unleash a few software updates and even quietly offer a speed bump on its MacBook Pro.

Engadget is reporting that the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models can now be ordered with a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor for an extra 0. That’s a bump from the previous 2.66GHz cap, available for only 0 more.

While an extra 0 for a mere 140MHz speed boost may not sound like such a great deal, Engadget figures that “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.”

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