Apple quietly adds new faster Core i7 to MacBook Pro lineup

The star of Wednesday’s Apple event was undoubtedly the shiny new MacBook Air models unveiled by CEO Steve Jobs as the show’s final announcement. The fact that Apple added a new processor option to its high-end MacBook Pro line wasn’t even mentioned during the event. Regardless, professionals in need of the latest and greatest kit will be happy to learn that Apple has added a new faster processor option for 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pro models. The new CPU bumps the top-end Intel Core i7 processor option up to 2.8GHz from the previous 2.66GHz processor, which is still available on both models. The upgrade will add $200 to the cost of the $2,199 15-inch model, or $400 to the cost of the $2,299 17-inch model. If you have a need for speed and the means to partake, hit the read links to order up your MacBook Pro of choice.

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