"I am Disappointed"1.0 starson by vteslav
Pros: Somewhat thinner than the previous version, black keys will be less visibly soiled.
Cons: Ambivalent about the aluminum body, the new glassy screen is a glare nightmare, only 2 usb ports and nothing else.
Summary: With all the pros and cons, I can't help but feel disappointed in this new MacBook. The official CNET reviewer was too mild on the screen glare issue. It is significant and very irritating. I tried turning the notebook in different ways to avoid getting the glare from the daylight lighting in the store, but it was always there. Worse, the glass surface made images highly contrast. This high contrast makes variations of color and shade less noticeable. Therefore, I should warn Photoshop users: better stick to your older MacBook Pros.
The keyboard is an improvement. Keys are now black (not so easy to get soiled) and more responsive. Still, this keyboard falls short of the one on those old G3 Pismo Macs. The body itself ... I don't know, the plastic one was good enough for me.
Finally, only two usb ports are available. This is, IMHO, one of the two stupid traditions Apple has: only two usb ports on their notebooks (the other stupid tradition is the one button on the trackpad instead of two). This is something I don't understand: was it so difficult to squeeze in another usb port now that the firewire one is gone?
Sorry, but this new MacBook is a misstep. Only one star from me.