As more and more MacBook Pros (It’s not that I mind the name so much – it’s just that extra syllable…) come rolling in, we’ve got more reviews than you can shake a stick at. I’m not really sure what kind of quantifiable data stick-shaking creates, but let’s just say there’s a lot.
Two of the best reviews are those from MacWorld (Pro?) and Ars Technica. Ars usually does a good job with their reviews but this time they threw us a bonus: they compared the MacBook Pro with an old Powerbook and a hacked Dell running 10.4.4. Although the Dell fared poorly in the UI test (using a ATI Mobility Radeon 9700), it held its own and actually beat the MBP on a few tests. Sans the UI test, the Dell was roughly on par with the Mac with xbench scores. It didn’t do so well with the other tests.