"no firewire ....no deal"2.0 starson by ceebee23
Pros: better graphics... faster cpu ...lighter
Cons: lacks FIREWIRE, that awful glossy screen... expensive (but it is an Apple!) lack of SD ore other expansion port.
Summary: The loss of firewire is a deal killer for anyone wanting to edit video or audio or anyone needing to use Target Disk mode.
If a $500 Dell has Firewire why does $1300 Apple miss out ..it is not technical reasons at all just marketing. Apple is clearly pushing users to the (much) more expensive MacBook Pro.
If you don't think you need Firewire.... go for it.... but for many users of Apple products this is a serious deal killing failing in this MacBook.