Apple Begins Shipping MacBook Pros

Feature Faster-Than-Announced Intel Core Duo Processors Up to 2.16GHz

CUPERTINO, California—February 14, 2006—Apple this week will begin shipping the new 15-inch MacBook Pro notebook computer featuring the new Intel Core Duo processor which delivers up to four times the performance of the PowerBook G4, a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing on-the-go and the breakthrough Front Row media experience with Apple Remote.

All models of the new MacBook Pro will ship with faster Intel Core Duo processors than previously announced, delivering even greater performance at no additional cost. The £1,779 (inc. VAT) model now includes a 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo processor, up from the previously announced 1.83GHz, and will begin shipping this week. The £1,429 (inc. VAT) model now includes a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor, up from the previously announced 1.67GHz, and will begin shipping next week. In addition, customers may now upgrade to a 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo processor as a build-to-order option on the Apple Online Store.
Well, that's from the press-release - and you can read that here. However, what you'll also read there are my added comments about the fact that, among other things, if you order now there's still a three/four-week delay and that the speed boosts, seemingly, is simply because Apple discovered that the Intel CPUs can run faster than expected.