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I thought that "quad core" meant quad core. My system says that it has 2 cores, but perhaps I'm thinking of it wrong, or perhaps the OS ignores 2 cores. What do you know about the issue.

(Note: Intel isn't shipping the new dual core i5 / i7s until the 20th, so if mine actually is a "dual core", I'm gonna be mad).

Profiler output:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
  Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2
  Processor Name:   Intel Core i7
  Processor Speed:  2.66 GHz
  Number Of Processors: 1
  Total Number Of Cores:    2
  L2 Cache (per core):  256 KB
  L3 Cache: 4 MB
  Memory:   4 GB
  Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s
  Boot ROM Version: MBP61.0057.B0C
  SMC Version (system): 1.58f16
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You have the Intel i7 M620 with 2 cores. Mactracker confirms CPU model (i7 M620) for your device.

Apple doesn't advertise number of cores in tech specs, but the store clearly says: enter image description here

Intel didn't offer models with 2+ GHz and 4 cores until 2011.

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+1 for you. And that is why I bought the i5 quad core iMac. – user3463 Feb 15 '11 at 9:06
What he said. The only models that offer >= 4 cores from Apple are the high end iMac and the Mac Pro (as of this writing). – peelman Feb 17 '11 at 14:15

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