"For the professional, nothing better."4.5 starson by magicmn717
Pros: Nearly as thin as MacBook Air, thinner than any other laptop I've seen so portability should be great. Also has a battery life to rival any competitor. Take if from a pro video/photo editor. Worth it alone, just for the screen.
Cons: Price is still high. It is a pro model though, and is cheaper than the highest end 15in before it, so I guess I can't complain. Wish Apple would throw in an adapter for the magsafe. Kind of an annoyance to buy adapters for all my old magsafe cables.
Summary: Overall, great laptop. It isn't meant for everyone, though that is exactly who will want it. Everyone. It has pretty much the best specs you could wish for, including that screen. DVD drives are an unnecessary annoyance. I haven't had one built in for 2 years and haven't looked back. I keep a superdrive handy for the occasional use, but why make my laptop thick just to use a disk drive once every year? Pony up the paltry 50 bucks and buy an external one if it's that much of an issue. I do wish I had the option for larger SDD in the base model. You have to upgrade to the higher processor to have the option of the 500 or 768GB drives.
Overall impressed by the portability and ruggedness of such a professional machine. Couldn't be happier.