Apple begins shipping its MacBook Pro notebook computer today with a surprising announcement. Apple has increased the processor speeds of the notebooks from previously given specs. The $1999 MacBook, previously announced to be shipping with a 1.67GHz processor, now includes a 1.87GHz Intel Core Duo; the $2500 model now ships with a 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo, up from 1.83GHz. The notebooks now top at at 2.16GHz as a build-to-order option. Best of all, the clock speed increase comes at no extra cost to the consumer. The first notebook from Apple to feature an Intel processor, which the company claims deliver up to four times the performance of the G4-based PowerBook, the MacBook Pro combines all the Apple software that we have come to know and love, such as iLife and Front Row, with Intel
s notebook-friendly processors. A match made in heaven? We
ll see soon enough.