Originally Posted by ontheinside
Totally agree. The performance improvement is very small for the length of time we've waited for these. I appreciate CPU supply was to blame, but still.
As usual, no sign of a spec for the SSDs they're supplying. I was horrified when I got an Xserve with an Apple SSD and it had the performance of a 2007 SSD. About 90MB/s. Pathetic by 2009 standards and simply embarrassing by 2010 standards.
I feel the same, this update is a joke and is severely overpriced. The graphics improvement is close to null going from a 9600 to a GT 330M, the RAM is ultra expensive and the 1680 resolution is in option for a 1800 laptop...
If I had to buy something, it would be the Macbook pro 17 with i7, 500GB HDD and anti-glare. That's almost a 2500 piece of hardware!!!!!!! A corresponding Vaio is around 1400 and more powerful Asus (the G73jh) is starting around 1500 with i7.
these macbooks are only worth the shot if you REALLY need the very long battery life.