I really like my MacBook Pro. It’s a great machine and they’ve made great improvements to their prosumer line of laptops since the Titanium Powerbook. That being said, I am not happy with the poor rigidity of the case in relation to the optical disk drive. For the third time in as many months, I’ve wrecked the burning of a DVD because I made the mistake of (gasp) picking up the laptop. Apparently any movement, even normal use such as moving the machine from the coffee table to my lap, results in the case warping just enough to cause the spinning disk to clatter against the inside of the case. This, of course, causes the disc burning progress bar to immediately scream out that it has lost communication with the disk drive. It’s really irritating. It seems pretty lame that I can’t move the laptop while it’s performing such a trivial task. It’s not like I’m jumping up and down with the machine. Yeesh.
Other than that, I have no complaints about this piece of hardware. 4.9 out of 5.0 🙂