The New 15" MacBook Pro: Elegant Combo of Power, Thriftiness

All in all, Apple has delivered a laptop that's more than just an evolutionary upgrade with unseen updates under the hood.

It has moved its higher-end MacBook Pros closer to true quadcore speeds, while improving battery life and adding serious GPU performance. Given that the prices across the line are roughly the same as those of the last generation, depending on exactly which model you choose, that should be enough to make these laptops a sweet deal for anyone looking to upgrade.