The macbook pro comes with an i5 with an option to upgrade to an i7(for $200 more, though I'm not sure how much cheaper it is with the discount), but you really won't notice a difference.
Their graphic cards and RPM + having to pay 200$ more to get to i7 kinda kills it. Even with uni' discounts, I can get a more powerful laptop for less than the 1,400$ it'd cost to upgrade the 1,000$ to a functional, hybrid-gaming laptop.
They're pretty though. I wish I could have a Viao but they aren't powerful enough [yet] from the last time I checked.