Editors Liked

  • Excellent performance thanks to Intel Core i5
  • AMD Radeon GPU provides game playing power
  • Stylish design
  • HDMI and Thunderbolt ports
  • RAM is easily upgraded
  • Much faster than previous gen
  • Quad option
  • Discrete graphics finally a choice
  • Lion as an OS is high grade
  • Aluminum unibody construction
  • SD slot supports SDXC cards
  • Included HDMItoDVI adapter and HDMI port
  • Internal power supply
  • Thunderbolt interface
  • Boasts Apple's usual design leadership

Editors Didn't Like

  • Display and keyboard cost extra
  • No optical drive
  • No system reinstall media
  • Internet only
  • Hard drive not (easily) user upgradeable
  • No USB 3.0 ports
  • Few Thunderbolt devices