According to the MacBook Pro page on Wikipedia, the MacBook Pro 15" (Early 2011) model (aka MacBookPro8,2) has in base configuration an Intel CPU 2.0 GHz quad-core (2635QM).
Around April 2011, I looked at the Intel i7 2635QM page specifications to work out if this CPU supports AES-NI instructions and it did not. This was also confirmed by a review about MacBook Pro 8,2 on ArnandTech.
On 3rd July 2011, I checked the same page and I see that the same CPU has AES-NI support. I know what I saw a few months back but I cannot find any explaination has to why the specifications changed and more importantly if the Macbook Pro 15" (Early 2011) with Intel i7 2635QM supports AES-NI.
Can anyone shed some lights on this please?