Apple to Begin Shipping New MacBook Pro

Apple announced today that it will begin shipping the new Apple MacBook Pro, the first Apple laptop that is powered by an Intel processor.  It was expected that the two laptops would be either 1.66GHz or 1.83GHz, but Apple decided to bump the speeds up a bit anyway.  Users will be able to choose from a 1.87GHz model for $1999, or a 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo for $2500.  Customers will also have the option to upgrade to a 2.16GHz model.  Apple claims that the MacBook Pro will deliver up to four times the performance than the PowerBook G4.