"Nice upgrade"on by ajmac
Pros Great screen, nice keyboard, fast processor, not plastic, great battery life, can run Windows if you need to do so, GREAT customer service. No Blu-Ray. Lets face it, you do not need it and it is buggy and a dying technology.
Cons Pricey, but its not a piece of crap plastic windows box. Its a BMW not a Ford. Would have been nice to have USB 3 but not standard in PCs yet either and new Intel technology will make USB 3 die soon too.
Summary If you are a Mac fan, like a well designed computer, don't want PC plastic box and your current computer is over 2 years old, check it out
Pros Mini Display Port is smaller than a pencil eraser and can adapt with sound
Lightning fast, can run 10 high res Photoshop windows without flinching
Multi touch trackpad even has a "back and forward" feature, and is not overly sensitive, no accidents
Cons Makes a bit of noise when running install CD. Have not tried an audio cd, but all my music is digital anyway
The front edge is sharp, but if thats what apple needs to do to get it out quicker, Ill deal with it
Summary I waited since January for this to come out, and after receiving it, I am not disappointed!
Its sleek and fast, and as a print Graphic Designer I need to be able to run multiple high resolution images in various programs. When my powerbook finally crashed in January, I borrowed my cousins Sony laptop, which is apparently meant for gaming. Although it only had a Duo Core chip, it was comparable in most ways, it even had 12 gigs of ram instead of the 8 that my new MBP has. However it was obviously slower and was prone to freezing for up to 30 seconds when trying to multitask.
I was really waiting for an HDMI port on the new MBP, so when it was not released with one, I was disappointed. But as soon as it was announced that the MiniDisplay could transmit sound, I decided to have an open mind.
I bought an adapter for hdmi for $8.50 on amazon, and it works exactly the same as an hdmi port with only one cord instead of the idiotic 2 cord system. I also plugged in into my high def 40 inch monitor with the minidisplay and was very happy with the outcome. The Sony only had hdmi and it was not nearly as sharp.
All in all, if you need to be able to process a lot of applications at once, this is the computer for you. Its a pretty hefty price tag of course, so if you don't feel you need it, just don't get it.
Pros Core i7 8gb of ram 500gb hd running at 7200 rpm... This thing is fast, the fastest boot up i've ever seen. Trackpad is amazing like always and the new screen is brilliant
Cons i only have one complaint and it is the obvious.. price but ill say it, if you can afford the price you will not be disappointed. I dont use blue ray and the display port beats hdmi any day in ress
Summary This is a very pricy laptop but for something that can run osx and windows 7, ubuntu and vista in vm with 10 apps at the same time with a batterie life of 6 hours easily... It's worth it, i didnt think i would be saying this when i seen my bank account plumet but this is my first mac and an hp dv7 was my last windows computer everr
Pros No doubt its a beautiful, powerful computer, but for the price I can get a supremely powerful PC desktop computer with an i7 quad chip, 8 megs ram ,750 gig hard drive spinning at 7200 and an excellent video card,PLUS a good, lightweight laptop.
Cons The price is crazy. Sorry, as I wrote, you can buy a pc desktop that will be smoking fast and 10 times more capable than ANY laptop (not just a Mac) PLUS you can buy a decent laptop for the same price or less than just the Mac.
Summary Be rational.....don't spend that kind of money on ANY one computer unless you're using it over a Dreamworks or getting ready to put a lunar orbiter into space and need that kind of computational power.
"we get it."on by rally46423
Pros It's an apple product
Cons It's an apple product
Summary I own many Mac products including this one. Yes some may be overpriced - but stop writing bad reviews not having bought one. We get your point. Either buy the product and write a review, or stop hating and move on. If you bought it and it didn't live up to expectations - write about it. If you don't buy, please spare us the PC / Mac melodrama. This is a USER REVIEW, not a open to public how to you FEEL session.
Yes I bought this product. Yes some Apple products are over-priced. but yes they give me the freedom to feel at piece with my purchase. Not saying that everyone should/needs to feel that way.
I have the 15 inch. It works really well with my lifestyle. It does what I want it to. No more. No less. Internet, Wordprocessing, Graphic editing, Video editing, Photo editing. It does it quickly, efficiently, and I am very happy with my (not over priced) purchase.