Editors Liked

  • Quad-core Ivy Bridge processor
  • Switchable Nvidia graphics technology
  • Long battery life
  • OS X Mountain Lion improves on an already great user experience
  • USB 3.0
  • Internal improvements in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro
  • Spectacular screen
  • Thin and light for a 15-inch laptop
  • Flash storage

Editors Didn't Like

  • Multimedia performance lags
  • No 1080p display
  • The unchanged design is starting to feel a little dated
  • Any real structural changes
  • No HDMI
  • Higher-res displays, were reserved for the Retina display version of the MacBook Pro
  • Expensive
  • No optical drive or Ethernet port
  • Third-party apps will need to be optimized to look their best