Apple speed-bumps MacBook Pros to 2.6GHz; 5400RPM drives

Summary:The pace of technology never slows, and Apple's no slouch. Apple used last night's Hallowe'en upgrade of the MacBook to also upgrade the MacBook Pro to a 2.

The pace of technology never slows, and Apple's no slouch. Apple used last night's Hallowe'en upgrade of the MacBook to also upgrade the MacBook Pro to a 2.6GHz Intel Core at the top end.

The main change to the MBP appears to be the faster 2.6GHz chip, a US$250 upgrade in the top end configuration–which is only available as a Configure To Order (CTO) model. Other changes include 5400RPM hard drives across the board and Mac OS 10.5 Leopard pre-installed.

The new 2.2 and 2.4GHz MBPs are already in many Apple Stores according to reports but you'll still have to order a 2.6GHz model from the online Apple store which is quoting 2-3 weeks delivery.

Anything else new you've noticed between the new and the previous MBP? 

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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