Pros: New manufacturing process, sturdy aluminum, 2GB DDR3, NVIDIA Graphics, Keyboard, Glossy Display, Design, Performance Cons: Lack of Firewire, Some may not like the Glossy Display, Illuminated Keyboard only for high-end, expensive for Aluminum Models Bottom Line: If you are looking for a computer with high performance, I would recommend you to go for the new MacBook. The new design is a killer, while some people may not like it. The New MacBook has became more lovable. I will be testing the computer for battery life, some light gaming and big programs such as Logic Studio. Review The New MacBook just arrived and I got my hands on it today. I called many stores around the San Francisco Bay Area and all of the stores in the South Bay were out. Luckily, I called the brand new Hillsdale Store in San Mateo and rushed to get it. The purchase process was a little slow, while they were trying to get the printer for me. After a few hours of use, it blown me away. The new design is gorgeous and it looks great and even better in person. Of course this is opinion based, since some people think the new models look hideous. If you think the new design isn't right for you, you can check out the $999 MacBook, which is also a great one, especially for first time Mac Users. The Black Bezel around the screen is nice, but it's prone to fingerprints. You will need to use the screen wipe often if you don't like looking at the fingerprints. The new LED backlit display is awesome. The screen is brighter compared to my friend's early 2008 MacBook and of course it saves more battery. Unfortunately it doesn't have an ambient light sensor for the display which would be nice. You don't really see any reflections if you are in the dark, but if you are in a very bright location, get ready for some frustration. The reflections don't really bother me really much, but for the people who get bothered with it, you probably need to think twice about this. The keyboard looks just like the MacBook Air's and it still feels great. I just don't get why Apple would make such a stupid move to have the illuminated keyboard on the high end model. The keyboard feels great and you can get used to the keyboard fairly quick. The Glass Trackpad is a killer, but it doesn't look like glass. I like the idea of having the whole trackpad being the button, but it may take some time getting used to. The new Multi-Touch gestures are very useful and I use them all the time. This would be one of the reasons why you should get the new MacBook. If you are a gamer, this wouldn't be the best computer for you, but it does have an integrated graphics card that is a lot better than the Intel one. If you have a Firewire Accessory, you might want to go with the base model or live without it, because the lack of Firewire can be sad to some people. I don't get why the base model would get one while the more expensive ones don't. Overall, I think this computer is great and the battery life is awesome. I used the computer for a little over an hour an a half and I still have a lot of juice in this baby. If you can live without the firewire and illuminated keyboard (to those purchasing the 2.0), this would be an awesome one to purchase.