Well I did it - made the switch from Windows/Sony [laptop] machines (my last 3 have been sonys) to the newest iteration of the Macbook pro. Got a 15" with the quad core processor, just upgraded Ram to 8gb via Amazon. Has the HD high resolution screen with matte finish... I am thinking about removing the optical drive, and getting an external one. Use the space to add an SSD for the OS...maybe someday.
Impressions? I really am enjoying the Apple platform. Particularly, I like a lot of the keyboard shortcuts -and I LOVE the trackpad - I actually got one for my desk as well...one of those separate bluetooth trackpads. SO nice - I love all the gestures and it is really responsive. I added a small piece of software called "hyperdock" which mimics Windows 7 "Aero Snap" feature - my favorite thing about 7...
I am running Parallels 6 for 2 programs I need that are windows only. THe 'coherence' mode is surprisingly good - it is perfect actually for what I'm running.
SO far I'm very pleased and looking forward to getting work done on the new piece of equipment. Biggest con? Price - Apple is quite expensive, even when compared with Sony's premium prices.
Anyone else made the switch?
What have you found?