MacBook Pro Santa Rosa/LED Day 1

My new MacBook Pro 15″ arrived today. It has the Santa Rosa chipset and LED backlight screen. Its late so I will make a quick bullet point list:

  • Screen is great. Compared to my 14 month old MacBook Pro, its brighter at the max setting and dimmer at the low setting
  • World of Warcraft runs at similar speeds to the x1600, except when it comes to smoke/particle effects. There are no more slowdowns. The overall performance may be a driver tuning issue.
  • The machine runs much cooler playing World of Warcraft
  • I have not noticed must difference in 802.11n speeds but then again, I have 4 other 802.11g clients on the same router.
  • The hard drive feels plenty fast
  • Total transition time was 6 hours, including the 2.5 hours of firewire Migration Assistant, then reinstalling things like LIttleSnitch, mySql, Sunversion, etc.
  • The migration assistant copied the contents of my boot camp volume onto the main volume, which is ok i guess, but it would have been cooler if it had made a partition and just moved my boot camp over 🙂
  • I have not tried parallels yet
  • I now have 10gb more free space after copying all of my music and photos to the 160gb drive.
  • The 4gb RAM from Crucial.com appears to be working flawlessly and was easy to install. Two minutes tops.
  • The space bar squeaks when pressed in the center.
  • The wifi has been solid all day.
  • Moving windows feels snappier, not sure why.