Pros High Build Quality, Really Fast, Trackpad, Keyboard, LED Screen, Quiet, Beautiful Design
Cons Price, No Blu-Ray
Summary I've been an avid PC user my whole life, I even made fun of Apple now and then.
I purchased the original iPhone when it first came out, then I got a Mac-Mini, and now I have the MBP. Apple has converted me, but I still use my PC's.
My MBP is insanely fast, especially when I run XP on BootCamp, I mean faster than any other laptop or desktop I've ever used (I have the 2.8ghz with the 7200rpm drive). OS X is by far the best OS out there now, with BootCamp, Parallels, and Fusion the switch from PC to Mac is a no brainer, except for the cost.
I prefer the glossy screen, so no protest from me there. I love the keyboard, it feels great typing on it and the illumination is a nice plus. The quality is outstanding, I can't think of a single thing from the packaging to the actual laptop that feels cheap or low grade. The trackpad takes very little time to get used to, and now I catch myself trying to do the same things on my Windows laptops. It's also really, really quiet, I can barely here the fans or hard drive spinning. The MBP runs much cooler to than any of my other laptops, the heat dissipation is excellent, must be the aluminum.
I highly recommend the MBP. The only negative is the price, but I suppose the old adage is true here, "you get what you pay for", at least I hope so.
Removable hard drive
Mac OS X
Windows, if you need it
Best materials on the planet
Cons NO CONS WHATSOEVER!
Summary The new MacBook Pro is now far more durable than any ThinkPad or HP EliteBook.
By far, this is the best notebook that I have ever owned.
Prior to this, I would have said that my ThinkPad T42 had been the best computer that I had ever owned. I could never buy a Lenovo ThinkPad. They suffer from keyboard flex, horrible support, and cheap materials.
Apple uses the best materials on the planet.
Pros Construction, screen, trackpad, lighted keyboard, speakers, easy user interface, easily accessible harddrive.
Cons No significant ones yet. Most problems were my errors.
Summary Bottom-line is that this is a great laptop. This was the first mac I purchased after trying 3 Lenovos and 1 Toshiba. Much quicker and easier to use than all three. Took some time to get used to the trackpad but once you get the hang out it you love it. It also took some time to get used to the mac in general after using a PC all my life. The battery life is really pretty swell. The battery life may only say 1 hour left but it actually is more like 2. It go up and down and changes every second. Have had some internet issues but mainly because our router stinks (time for a new one now ;)). I LOVE the lighted keyboard. especially when your in the dark (obviously). My old Lenovo had some light way up by where the camera is here on the mac it it wasn't nearly as nice. I love the screen. I was worried about the glossiness and people saying it grabbed light rays and all that. But I haven't had one problem with it. I can have it on the lowest screen light setting facing a light and its not grabbing any light rays. So that I don't get. But, the speakers are nice. They put out great sound for built in speakers. Still have my external big speakers though. Cant beat the sound they put out. I know I will love having the built in iSight camera and video. As I am going to college next year it will be nice to talk to my mom on Skype. iChat is a nice asset to have as well. I bought the 2.4 GHz with 2 GB RAM and the 250 GB harddive. Eventually I plan to add the extra 2 GB of RAM but for now this is working just fine. The guys at the apple store were very helpful in making sure I knew that the MBP is an advanced laptop already, so that I didn't need to go all out on GB or GHz. And they were right I think, as of right now, this will be sufficient for now. Overall this is a great laptop. I hope my review will help you decide whether or not to buy this product.
Pros Track pad, glossy screen, light weight and stylish. Compatibility with iPhone.
Cons Price. Price. Price.
Summary This purchase was a move back to Mac after seven years being PC only. I decided to go with a Mac since this was primarily to be for home use. So far after a week, I love it. Surprisingly, the "cons" from several other reviewers are the "pros" for me. I especially love the track pad. It's great. Simple finger gestures make using the track pad so much easier, so much that I've returned the bluetooth trackball I purchased with the laptop. Using the pad as a button is indeed annoying, but this is easily remedied by setting it to tap. My advice is to give it some time, after a day or so, you'll be addicted. As for the glossy screen, it looks great. Since this is mostly for home entertainment, movies and photos look great. I haven't tried viewing the glossy screen outside, so I can't comment, but I doubt this will be a problem. It is a pricey notebook, and at this price, a little more memory, hard-drive space and speed would have been nice. Nevertheless, it seems to be capable of doing everything I need.
Pros Sleek, stylish and every more beautiful than the MBP of the past - the unibody, the buttonless trackpad and th glossy screen make this computer delight to look at and a delight for me to use. The fire wire works well for my external hard drive.
Cons None so far.
Summary No regrets! I love this laptop and I soundly recommend it.