Actually the question was is the Classic Mac Pro (desktop) the best Mac ever made - I hadn't mentioned laptops. However if it came to laptops, then undoubtedly the best MacBook Pro ever made is the late 2011 17" i7 model with the antiglare screen - proper pro spec IMO. Quad core i7 processor, big 17" display with 1920 x 1200 resolution, proper expansion capabilities via thunderbolt, Firewire, USB or PCI express, takes up to 16GB RAM, has an optical drive too which can be removed for fitting additional storage if preferred. Of course 6 years old now, so can't compete on pure CPU with the current MacBook Pros, but in nearly every other way it's a superior machine - it even has decent speakers! Love mine and will run it until it dies and then desperately scour the universe for another!