Editors Liked

  • Speedier processor
  • Improved graphics performance
  • Optional high-res glossy or matte screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Multi-touch gestures on touch pad work flawlessly with OS
  • Updated quad-core Core i7 processor
  • Powerful AMD GPU with more dedicated memory
  • OS X Lion is superb

Editors Didn't Like

  • We're still waiting for Thunderbolt to pay off
  • Only a minor upgrade from previous version
  • Lacks a Blu-ray drive
  • Lacks an HDMI port
  • Battery is not user-replaceable
  • Competitors offer lower prices and larger feature sets