My 17 inch MacBook Pro is coming up on the three year mark so I thought I’d take a look at the new version. Last time I upgraded I went from 1.5 Ghz to 2.4 Ghz. However, the fasters 17 inch available today is 2.53 Ghz. It appears we are really seeing the limit of Moore’s Law when it comes to the raw processor speed. The newer processors do have other updates that make them faster, but still nothing like the speed difference between a computer purchased in 2000 and 2003.