What sets the MacBook Pro from other notebooks is its software. The stability of OS X and the lovely iLife. Most software you need is already provided and are nearly perfect themselves. Oh yeah, if you need to, this thing runs Windows also.
But lets talk about the hardware. This machine has a smart design. All the ports are located all on one side, so you do not have to search all over for ports. This also keeps from having multiple things plugged in at all sides. There are smooth rounded corners with no latches for anything to catch on.
The integrated iSight has a better picture quality than all other integrated cameras. The keyboard is firm and has a quick response. The screen is brilliant and is perfect for working on videos or photos, which color definition is key.
Then there is the fact that it is made out of aluminum, not cheap plastic. Plastic can look nice, but would not have something made out of a more studier material? Even as it is made out of aluminum, this notebook is reliably thin. Other notebooks of the same features are almost twice as thick. This just gives the MacBook Pro more versatility in mobility.
Of course the only downfall is Apple's support of only one year. With many other vendors, of less computers, having much longer support of three years.
But then again … If you can get a Hyundai with a long warranty, or a Toyota for just a little more with a lesser warranty, which would you get?
Still, if they just increased the support, it would make this machine even more near perfect.