"Outstanding Design - FAST - High Quality Laptop"5.0 starson by hbrake69
Pros: High end CPU - Intel i5 and i7, Outstanding Graphics, Light, Small form factor, 9 hour battery, Apple Mac Quality, Outstanding Customer Service
Cons: No Blu-Ray option yet
Summary: I have been anxiously awaiting the MacBook Pro update, and on the day it was announced, I ordered the MacBook Pro 17" with the i7 processor, Anti-glare screen, 8 GB memory and 7200 rpm 500 GB Hard Drive. I am not disappointed. My time doing video encoding has been cut by about 68%, and with the extra memory, running multiple applications such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, HandBrake & QuickTimePro with Mail and a Browser open, no problems, no glitches, excellent machine. Intel did a great chip on the i5 & i7. They work so much better than the Dual Core chips that were the predecessors. These chips know how to fully utilize the full potential of the chips and pretend to be quad core without the excessive battery drain and heat of a quad core.I have now found out that the i7 running Quicktime Pro for video encoding from mpeg to iPhone format, what took 45 minutes on the MacBook Pro Dual Core 2.8GHz now takes 6 minutes on the i7. What an improvement. I couldn't be more impressed, except if Apple would have slipped in a Blu-Ray Burner - but then hardly anyone offers a Blu-ray player on a laptop yet. Thanks Apple!
I would highly recommend this Mac over the former Macs as well as over any PC. The Mac OS is so far the finest Operating System available to the users! Powerful, efficient and user friendly - just like the Mac! Thanks you Apple!
Updated on Apr 22, 2010