These are reviews from customers that own macs on HTML: www.notebookreview.com Pros: 1. iSight in OSX - very practical. 2. Track-pad scrolling with the two fingers is great. 3. I like typing with that keyboard for some reason... 4. Sleep is reliable and seamless - unlike all my PC laptops. 5. Boot Camp is really marvellous, as is Parrallels Desktops. CONS: 1. No format painter in Entourage email editor. 2. Office is S L O W - you sometimes type and have to wait for the text to appear... 3. Excel printing is unreliable, columns not lining up with numbers! 4. Can't see the file path anywhere easy. 5. Exiting from a folder and there's no highlight to tell you were you just were. 6. iPhoto crashes when it tries to scan AVI files it can't read. 7. Restarts for no reason sometimes (9 times since 12/9/06) 8. Opening one of the windows that an application has open required multiple steps and is slow. 9. No auto complete in the Entourage email editor. 10. Only way to get text from the dock icons is to put your mouse over it. Hard to find the one you want quickly. 11. If the icons are large, they take up too much space, too small and you can't tell one from another. 12. How do you put a table into an entourage email body? 13. Two hands for everything. 14. Resize windows from only the bottom rhs corner? How frustrating! 15. USB ports don't seem to always have enough power to drive external HDDs. 16. Video Files that you take for granted that you can open on a PC, you need to hunt for a program to play them on the Mac. Used to be the other way around. 17. No SD card slot. In fact, no card slots period. 18. Can't open 50% of the PDFs I get. 19. The underside gets stinking hot, too hot to touch, to hot to put in your lap. 20. Sometimes when you mount a network drive, it mounts in the Finder, other times, it doesn't... Only on the desktop. 21. Sometimes you think you're copying files, but you're just making shortcuts, other times you're copying, it's inconsistent? 22. When you go to close Firefox or Safari down, while you've got multiple tabs open, the dialog box obscures the tabs and as you can't move it, the only thing to do is to dismiss the dialog, look at the tabs, then close it down again confronting the dialog yet again. 23. Font selection in Entourage is tedious if you like the internet don't buy a mac...great computer for show-offs though. Submitted by Brock on 6/27/2006 7:00:41 PM Rating: 5/10 Pros: Metal case looks great. Very light weight, nice and slim...very quiet also. Very nice design overall. Cons: Many things on the internet do not work on a mac. Take google maps for example. With PC's you can just use the arrows to move the map around...not possible with the macbook pro (well...it's possible but just not as smooth.) I will tell you I'm new to macs and had very high hopes...I was fed up with windows crashing and excel locking up my system. My friends sung the praise for macs...I was very against it at first, but eventually warmed up to the idea and got a new macbook pro. This thing runs hot and slow. Safari is basically a joke and needs to think about every page you wish to visit. Opera is a littile better though it lacks the great looks of Safari. If a friend sends you a link to a video clip forget about it...it's usually a wmv file and the macbook pro won't play those. I chose to get excel and word for mac since I occassionally need them for work...what a joke. Mac products seem to hate microsoft products...they run very slow and like to lock up on occassion. Printing is not the same with these programs either. My biggest frustration is how often OSX just decides to shut down. It will just lock up and turn itself off requiring a total reboot. I know this will all sound like operator error to you mac folk, but I'm fairly together when it comes to computers and I don't surf porn, so blame it on whatever you want. Overall I'm disappointed with the mac at this point...and I got one of the first ones, so I've had it several months. Pros: Well, lets see, no right click, usb 2 is not supported in windows, the cam doesnt work in windows. if you want windows you got to go out and buy it. Then install it, as if a mac user can install boot camp and windows without the help of a pc technician. The apple os has a cult following they are willing to follow the leader right off a cliff. Its almost like scientology. Its like showing up to a drag race and just because your car is prettier and has for and chevy parts it should win. no theyll laugh at you. Apple should stick with what they are good at. I dont know what that is but it isnt trying to tell an avid pc user that an overpriced computer is what i need. When i can still go online and buy a dell laptop for 599. with windows installed and absolutely no need for mac os. So this is apples way of admitting they dont have a business machine, they have a fisher price toy. Again. Cons: its a mac. but im dumb and stoopid. and i use a pc, thats why i am the system administrator and my mac users all but wish i would let them enjoy the ease of use with my windows server system . too bad, get your own server mac users. i will never turn on afp or crappletalk on my network. too bad so sad, and hey what am i missing out on by not using a mac? Please enlighten me, my email address is email@example.com. buh bye these are just some of the rants i read about the mbp. Feel free to give me your own reviews/opinions about the MBP's cd or c2d. Pros and cons would be very helpful.......thanks in advance.