Editors Liked

  • Latest processor technology
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good value
  • Speedier processor
  • Thunderbolt port for a little future proofing
  • High-def FaceTime camera records 720p video in iMovie
  • FireWire is still around
  • Stylish And Sturdy Design
  • Excellent Keyboard
  • Long Battery Life
  • Intel Sandy Bridge processors with HD 3000 graphics
  • Latest Thunderbolt technology standard on all MacBook Pros
  • Solid aluminum unibody skeleton
  • Webcam now streams in HD and works with Facetime app
  • Glass Clickpad has no equals
  • Apple takes meticulous care to ensure a quality experience on their machines

Editors Didn't Like

  • Intel graphics are a step down from prior models
  • No Bluray drive
  • No high resolution display option
  • At 1440x900
  • Built-in battery can't be removed
  • No matte display option
  • Thunderbolt Adapters Not Included
  • Solid state drives not included on standard package
  • Only upgradable to 8GB of system memory
  • Expensive