This is an excellent upgrade to the MacBook Pro, I'm extremely satisfied with it so far. I'm new to Mac computers, new to OS X, but I am one happy switcher. The MBP would be an excellent choice for anyone looking to purchase a performance laptop, or even desktop replacement. Combine that performance with Apple's sexy design, and the MBP is a great purchase.
A big improvement for this generation of the MacBook Pro over the last is the introduction of the LED back-lit screen. LED back-lighting is touted to provide a more evenly lit screen with sharper images and colors without sacrificing battery life. All these I find to be true, the screen is without a doubt the best i've ever seen on a laptop, and better than a lot of desktop monitors I use. With the brightness up to full, even in the most well lit rooms, solid whites are almost blinding, which allows you to turn down the brightness and use less battery. In dark rooms, it's so bright that it illuminates the keyboard, making it unecessary to use the keyboard lighting! I selected the Matte style screen as opposed to a reflective glossy scree. I'm pleased with that decision, the screen is so crisp it makes up for the lack of the higher saturation from the glossy. One other perk is the ambient light sensor, which will adjust the screen's brightness according to the lighting in the room.
As soon as they add BluRay I will replave my four year old 15 inch PowerBook immediately
The LED backlight is IMHO one of the important mile stones in LapTop computing till OLED gets into mass production in . . . 2014 or so
The complete LapTop review is full of good news for us photo lovers!
best regards <=> jo-1