"they look and feel great...except for the glossy screen"4.0 starson by chiliwack
Pros: new trackpad, faster graphics, large hard drive, smart overall design and keyboard
Cons: glossy screen
Summary: i went to the mac store today to check out the new macbook pros, and am very close to buying one. the one caveat is the glossy screen. the glass is in itself beautiful, but the glare is a bit distracting. now, the store is quite bright and is not typical for anyone's home, but i'm a bit concerned. i've had a matte powerbook for 5 years now and i can be at the screen for hours on end without any eye strain. i wonder if that will pose a problem with the glossy screen.
other that that, these are awesome machines. the new trackpad is easy to use, and if you use your index finger and thumb, it's not really different than the old ones.
i loved typing on the new keyboard. fingers feel great on them and the new color is nice. i watched some videos and graphics and they were fluid without any noticeable artifact motion.
having firewire and the larger screen are the main reasons to upgrade from the macbook. for some that may be too hefty of a price tag, but for those with some extra dollars to spend, it makes sense.
if there was a matte screen, this would be a no brainer. i'm still undecided as of now.....