Pros No lockups, no crashes, always works. When you think about the downtime, virus scans, and all that are part of the non-Apple OS world, this computer really is more cost effective.
Cons Stability, trackpad, operating system, it works! It's so worth the money to not have downtime.
The above reviewer says that "cheaper" alternatives are available, but they'll cost you more in downtime and lost production...
Pros Stability of Mac OS X
Included iLife Suite
Ability to dual boot Mac OS AND Windows - great for cross platform web development
Awesome battery life
Mag-safe Power Adapter
Unparalleled track pad
Minimalist case design and solid build
Cons SD card slot or 1 more USB port would be great
Summary I use both Windows and Mac OS on a variety of desktop and laptop computers and have done so for years... much prefer using Apple hardware (even to run Windows). As the family "IT guy" I absolutely recommend Macs to the non-techy members of the family - makes my life much simpler (excellent built-in screen-sharing ability in iChat for remotely helping them solve their problems). Couple of quick comments regarding the review:
1. I feel the ability to run both major consumer OS's (without hacking) should definetly be mentioned in the review
2. The inclusion of the iLife Suite in the price of the machine should ABSOLUTELY be emphasized, as I can't think of a rival package that is included with a Windows machine that comes close to rivaling this Suite for ease of use and smooth integration. It is an extremely robust suite for photo editing and organizing, movie/video editing, music creation (loops, recording and mixing), basic personal web-page creation, and DVD authoring. It could at the very LEAST be mentioned under the full specs, where included software is listed as "Drivers and Utilities".
Pros its sleek. I love that it's small but not so small and thin to where it's like the mac air. i think its wonderful (read my summary for more detail.)
Cons read bottom line summary.
Summary i really do like this product, its slim, smooth, fast, but there is one flaw...THE KEYBOARD! after about a 2 year use the keyboard buttons fall off!!! make a tougher keyboard apple!
Pros With a perfect screen size a long-life battery a good (but not the best) processor and the best OS made ever OSX (it's not windows!) with a multi-touch trackpad the new macbook is the best laptop ever made.
Cons The color: White (black is a better color for laptops). Needs a Better processors (core i3)
Summary I never used a mac before. I always used a PC but my last laptop was stolen (a beautiful dell xps m1330) i really thought about change to a MAC's world. Believe me the change is from being in earth to now being in sky. Good laptop.
Pros This laptop is fast, reliable, and contains top of the line components to keep it going long after a comparably priced pee cee will crap out on you. Service is top notch if something breaks in warranty and it's inexpensive to fix out of warranty.
Cons Apple needs to add a SD reader and probably should add a Blue Ray drive as an option along with driving the monitor industry by increasing the quality of their screens with every iteration. These are not big deals, but would improve the laptop more.
Summary I had a logic board crap out on my three and a half year old laptop just a month after the extended warranty expired. I was not a happy camper when I found out what a replacement would cost. I called Apple support and they told me to cough up a little over $300 and they'd send FedEx to my house with a box to mail my computer out in. I told them I wanted a new monitor too because I thought it looked quite dim next to my Dell (I didn't mention the Dell display was a recent replacement). A few days went by and the FedEx guy delivered my laptop back to me with a new logic board, display (with LED backlight instead of the fluorescent lit one it replaced), and one new 1G RAM module that replaced a defective one. I basically got a new 17" MBP back from Apple for a little more than $300! You don't even hear of that level of support much anymore let alone experience it. Apple has me hooked, even if that fraud Algore is on their B.o.D.