"The cost of membership is high, but it performs:"3.5 starson by Jaheed
Pros: - The speed and reliability is spot on.
- If ThunderBolt delivers as promised... My life editing has just gotten a bit sweeter.
Cons: - There only a 4.5% difference in speed between the 2.2 and 2.3 Ghz Processor and a 11% price increase.
- No Blu-Ray
Summary: OK: Almost a month ago I purchased the MBP 2010 High-End 2.8Ghz 15 in with 8GB RAM and must say I was very proud with the performance. But not to be out done by Apple and it's wonderful updates, I raced back to the store to get the 2011 MBP 2.3Ghz 15 in with 8GB RAM to ensure I could get at least a years worth of development and productivity without feeling left behind.
Overall, this machine smokes and I would suggest it to any gear head or gamer. The down side is you really do see a noticeable difference between the 2.2 and 2.3 Ghz Processor so... you guessed it. I'm taking this one back to the store and I'm going to use the extra $250 toward to the iPad2 which will save my shoulders whilst on the road.
I'd definitely suggest the 2.2Ghz to friends and fellow developers. I hope this post helps.