Summary: Just purchased my first Apple,15 " ZOPZ2LL/A lap top.I chose this for longevity.I am still working on the operation of this model..I use a new wireless laser printer, with this device, set up was less than 10 minutes.I have not down loaded Maverick...
Summary: Setting up a developer environment is harder than compiling and installing a Linux kernel. No package manager available by default, you better get started with that. Setup involves hours spent on forums and newsgroups. You need to get an Apple ID so you get stdlib installed. You have to install XQuartz to use remote X applications. The default timeout for remote X applications on this machine is less than 10 minutes.
Pros: Great specs. Thin and light.
Cons: Screen is glossy and the reflection is distracting. Daytime use in office environment is the worst, home use where you can control the environment is best.
Summary: This MacBook Pro is blazing fast. More than enough for my current needs, should be good for a long time. A great value with close-out price. Replaces a 6 year old MBP that couldn't upgrade to Mavericks.
Pros: Thin and fairly light considering the components it packs. Very fast, great for running multiple VMs for development, testing, etc. Display is beautiful, battery life is pretty good given the i7 output and screen resolution (I opted for the faster i7). Seems high quality.
Cons: Unreliable. Just got mine back from the Genius Bar today after dropping it off last week. The SSD died.... after FOUR WEEKS. The Apple Store didn't have a replacement, so I had to wait a few days before one was available.
Summary: This is my second Macbook Pro, my first being purchased in 2009. Although I am primarily a Microsoft Windows user (since 1990), without a doubt, the Apple products I have invested in have had only a fraction of the issues I have experienced with PC ...