http://www.tomsguide.com/us/macbookpro-apple-refresh-opinion,review-1513.html Yikes! At first, looking at the title, I thought it was a hit job, but once I read the article, and thought about it, I completely agree. It's sad, and absolutely pathetic, that a top of the line, maxed out high end $3000+ Macbook Pro still has a GPU designed in 2007 and has no option for a 1080p or higher res screen capable of displaying HD content, no option for a blu ray drive, no option for an SSD, no option for a hdmi port, and no option for a core i processor. When I think Apple, I think innovation. Innovation along these lines... Now, that's the kind of innovation that would be a dream come true and be a knock out killing blow to all other competing laptops. Because it would really make for blazing fast speeds, much lower power consumption and close to instantanous boot times... Yet, when I look at the Macbook Pro line, I see something so far behind the competition in terms of the tech curve that it makes my head spin. Right now, all the innovation in the laptop segment is coming from competitors. http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs...gId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644570897#gallery If you're wondering what's so innovative about that, or how Sony managed to pack in so much power into such a tiny shell, here is your answer... http://translate.google.com/transla...ined-by-project-leader/&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&swap=1 Now THAT'S a premium laptop that is actually worth the premium price. Because it actually innovates so many aspects of the design, something Apple it seems has forgotten how to do.. Apple NEEDS to adopt blu ray, an i5, the ATI 5830 (or a current gen GPU), a higher resolution 1080p capable screen, and maybe even some different color options for the top of the laptop with their next update or their brand name should by all rights take a big hit atleast among the tech community and eventually the general population. I would even be happy with some modest innovations like Built in HD Radio/HD TV tuner with QASM cable-in so you could pick up and watch HD channels OTA directly on your laptop, an improved HD resolution iSight Video Camera with Bigger Better Light Sensors, an Optional Matte Screen for those who want it, an Optional multitouch possibly detachable or flip screen, an oleophobic coating on the screen or maybe even the whole laptop, A Premium Carbon Fiber Unibody Case Option (Significantly Lighter, and if used as it is in sports equipment, damn near indestructable.), Either 120GB SSD Drives or the recent 750GB 7200 RPM Laptop HDDs, USB 3.0 or Light Peak. But I would be surprised if Apple innovated any of these things even. For those who don't see the point of blu ray. Here's a comparison of an upconverted dvd on a 7 inch screen, versus a blu ray on a 7 inch screen. Why is all this important? Because whether you guys realize it or not, the opinion of the tech community filters out to the rest of the population pretty quickly. EVERYONE has some techie that they know and turn to for advice whenever they're buying something as expensive as a new laptop. An year or so ago, any techie could honestly say that the Macbook Pros perform just as well or better than any Windows computer. Hell, for the longest time, the G3, G4 and G5 PowerPC processors consistently outperformed the Intel offerings. And yes, before I ask that question here, I fully realize that some people on this forum are Apple fanboys who will defend Apple no matter how far behind the competition they fall. And yes I realize that some people here regularly and adamantly insist that the majority of Macbook Users are stupid when it comes to computers and have no idea what components are in them and thus it doesn't matter how little their laptops offer. I surmise that this claim is not true, lots of Macbook PRO users are aware of what it's in their laptops. Nevertheless, even if you naysayers are correct and Mac users are indeed ignorant regarding technology, it's still unfair of Apple to charge the exact same for a laptop with two to four year old components that are now far cheaper and outdated as it charged for them two years ago when they were still fairly new. Just as it would be wrong if Apple still used G4 processors, 1 gig of ram, and other technology from many years ago in their Macbook Pros and continued to charge $2000 for them.