"Can perfect get more perfect?"5.0 starson by LCplHollywood
Pros: Ease of use, magnetic power cord, lower profile than G4, runs NTFS O/S's, ships with software, built in camera, takes up to 3GB RAM, DVD burner standard
Cons: Switching environments from XP (or other O/S on seperate partition) to OSX - rumored to change with Leopard's release???
Summary: Users have often complained that while Macs are great, they don't run the software they need because it was built for a PC. A few years ago, Microsoft came out with Virtual PC for Mac, which was a viable solution for people that were otherwise stuck. However, that solution was sluggish and unrealistic for users that needed more out of their usage of XP (as an alternative, I carry two laptops around with me - HEAVY alternative!). Someone like myself who needs to develop .NET win32 applications and .NET web applications needed more dedicated processor speed, less time "translating" the parsed code from Unix to Win32 in the virtual environment.
Now we have that ability with the Intel Core 2 Duo procs in this puppy! Praise God for that!! Like many MANY dedicated Mac users, I was skeptical of purchasing a Mac with Intel products in it, and vowed to never purchase another Mac without a G-class proc. But here I am, purchasing the MacBook Pro and Loving it.
I don't know how on earth ANYONE could say that this is even comparable to ANY laptop on the market right now - out of the box, bar none, this machine out delivers and out performs ANY other laptop, PC or not, that I am aware of.
Major pluses from the G4 model to this one: iSight integration, glossy screen for higher contrast (for designers), larger RAM capacity, BootCamp, magnetic power cord, and of course, the coveted Intel procs! Praises to Steve Jobs for a Job well done!