"Pricey, but excellent laptop"5.0 starson by kkuzia
Pros: Speed of computer. Excellent usability of OS X. Very sharp and vivid screen/graphics. Excellent build quality. Great functionality on the multi-touch trackpad.
Cons: Only 2 USB ports (which is a little limiting). Pricey.
Summary: This is my first foray in the world of Apple after many years of dedicated PC ownership. Thus far I have been tremendously impressed with the new MacBook Pro. I got the i7 processor, the higher resolution screen and the 7200 RPM 500GB hard drive as upgrades.
While I know some feel that the i7 as a dual core (vs. quad) is a letdown, the speed of pretty much every task I throw at the computer has been great, even running multiple applications.
It's certainly not a cheap computer for the money and if you went on a spec-by-spec comparison to other computers out there, you could certainly find a computer with a faster processor, more RAM, larger HD, 1 GB video RAM, etc. for the money. No doubt about it. That being said, I'm extremely happy with this purchase and have not regretted it at all. I am becoming a little more of a convert each day to OS X and just how easy it makes things. The thoughtful touches on the multi-touch trackpad alone are amazing to me. I come into work and feel frustrated that I cannot accomplish the same things with such ease.
So while it's a pricey investment, if you are looking for a great laptop that can do (almost) it all, you really cannot go wrong with this new MacBook Pro.