I don't really know how to describe it but the new MB is just amazing...it feels so solid in the hand that instantly every other notebook I've owned feels creaky and flexy if that's a word. It looks gorgeous...it's the successor to the old pro 12 inch...just the right size in the hand, not too small, not too big. My only beef is the screen is too glossy. Noticeably more than my wife's current ibook G4 14 inch. I've ordered two...one for me and one for my wife. Mine is loaded with everything including SSD, my wife's is a basic 2.0 stock.