Says it blows the doors of similarly spec'd machines from other makers, at least with FCP X. I've said it several times here, but IMHO, having insane I/O and an SSD that's starting to push towards the range of DDR2 RAM speeds should make these MBP's really amazingly fast in real-world use. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/thomas-grove-carter/one-professionals-look-at_b_12894856.html "No matter what you think the specs say, the fact is the software and hardware are so well integrated it tears strips off “superior spec’d” Windows counterparts in the real world." Much remains to be seen about how the new MBP's work in the real world, but I think a lot of the 'they're not pro' folks will end up eating their words. Now, the 'they're hella expensive' people - there's no argument there. They're hella expensive, fo shizzle.