Excerpt: The Good Excellent, durable industrial design. Much faster GeForce 9400M video; good for some modern games. Trackpad is intuitive and a real selling point. Lighter, thinner. Backlit keyboard a useful addition. Eco-friendly packaging. The Bad No FireWire port.
Pros: Excellent, durable industrial design., Much faster GeForce 9400M video; good for some modern games., Trackpad is intuitive and a real selling point., Lighter, thinner., Backlit keyboard a useful addition., Eco-friendly packaging.
Cons: No FireWire port., Same lower-quality LCD panel as before, just LED-backlit., Performance updates are minor beyond graphics.
Conclusion: If history is any indication, an expensive price tag and a meager feature set won't matter much because design is what ultimately sells Apple laptops.
Pros: Aluminum design is absolutely gorgeous. Half a pound lighter than the original MacBook. Glass screen adds to its overall sex appeal. Unique touchpad that incorporates the mouse click. Adds gesture capabilities to touchpad. Excellent typing experience. Improved performance. Better 3D graphics.
Cons: Omitting a media card reader hurts point-and-shooters. No ExpressCard slot for expansion. No more Firewire. Smaller battery than the original MacBook.