Pros quad-core, decent gpu, long battery life, unibody design
Cons Price is a little high, but you get what you pay for.
Summary Best Mac ever.
Pros great specs that put the life of the mac well over three to five years.
intel i7 core quad
256GB of discrete video ( 512GB at least should have been offered)
Cons still the same design as the macbook pro 2010
can get hot after some long hours of usage
right now no thunderbolt applications ( that changes later on in spring)
Summary Once again this is the first macbook ever. I have purchased the $1799 model and got 100 dollars off. This isn't bad. as the specs puts the mac in the high end. what more do u want after a year the macbook is 2 to 3 times faster than last year and the battery doesn't suffer. pick your specs or go with the budget. whatever you decide i think would be satisfied.
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.
Pros Performance is incredible, especially with the 1GB option (and the 256MB is no slouch). An array of ports to fill your needs (IEEE 1394, USB 2.0, Thunderbolt, etc). The display is actually very beautiful. Nice feel to the keyboard, trackpad. Solid machine
Cons It takes a rather serious commitment to your computing experience to justify the price. OS X Lion initially had a few quarks to it but 10.7.1 is already out and is addressing them.
Summary I originally picked up a 15" model but found that I needed the Express Card 34 for a pro audio accessory so I upgraded to the 17"; they are identical with the exception that the 17" model has an extra USB port, no SD card reader but does have Express Card (which most people don't need). The first thing I did was run GeekBench and to my satisfaction I found that it scored 10,066! A phenomenal value for a laptop. So you have a solid, well built machine appointed with the finest materials that computers are made from these days and combine that with outstanding performance and a modern operating system that is both user friendly and powerful. I can't really think of asking for more, except to possibly lower the price...
To summarize, you definitely can't go wrong with the latest MacBook Pro, but seeing as these machines are at least $2000 USD, one should have a serious commitment to their computing whether it be for pleasure, work or both.
Pros quick, almost instant on from sleep, plays Starcraft II with no problems, the battery life is amazing i get well over 10 hours on work applications and 7 while watching videos
Cons 5400rpm drive, price (i didn't pay for it but i did pay for the last one this one was a replacement from applecare)
Summary far superior to my late 2008 model in every way, bottom line just get it.