"It's what we've wanted since the first rev."4.0 starson by BetterthanurX
Pros: Faster chip, more memory, bigger hard drive, better DVD burner & runs cooler without sacrificing performance
Cons: Somewhat uneven brightness on screen, no 7200RPM option on 15" model, display opening angle could be larger
Summary: Got mine (2.33GHz model) on the noon of 30th and was very skeptical due issues that plagued the last rev. Well i'm happy to report that most if not all have been resolved
The notebook runs ALOT cooler, no more noise issues and its just great.
You get double the memory now, intel's latest CPU, better DVD burner, brighter screen (more on this later) all at the same price point....although still a premium price point.
The machine runs faster coming from a G4 this just screams. Battery life is decent at 3:30 for me. DVD burner is less noiser. Also i can put this on my lap without scare of burns.
Now for the bad parts, i noticed that at low brightness levels there is a degree of unevenness in illumination of screen, you have to be at maximum to get uniform illumination which can be tiring after a while as the screen is a little too bright at maximum. Its nothing major but its there
Would have love to see a 7200RPM drive option but you only get 5400RPM which i guess is due to thermal issues in which case you're better off getting the 160GB offering as its performance is on par with the 7200RPM drives due to perpendicular recording technology.
Opening angle is still a little small and makes typing while standing, or viewing a little uncomfortable for tall people.
Overall, this is a solid update and its what we've wanted since January but better late than never. Apple seems to have listened and set themselves straight which is a good thing.
I'd be bold enough to recommend one now.