I've read speculations before that the reason Apple dropped FW from laptops was to get the pros into buying towers again as many were favoring laptops as their workstations for video/photo/audio editing instead of the Pro towers or the top of the line MBPs. This might be a similar thing actually with what this pro says and downgrading the bus to SATA I as I've already read about similar speculations. Besides, AFAIK SD isn't in use in all the professional cameras anyhow. Actually, I'm still wondering what are the actual benefits for pros that the SD card slot offers. Emergency Boot?
This guy has good and valid points IMO. I guess you have to do real world graphics and creative/video/audio/photography work to fully see those points. The one thing about my new unibody MB 13" I don't like that much is the glossy screen. You go on editing a photo on it, especially a black and white one and when the light hits it in a certain angle you go 'hey what's that!? OH, that's my ugly mug reflecting off the screen...great...
' Trust me, you don't want that glare and gloss when editing photos or doing graphics.
Then again, when I was doing that in a low-light condition it wasn't so bad and I also now have the big screen to work on, and it is non-glare. Another thing is, the viewing angle on the MB screen could be better, but still, it is still better than many mainstream laptops and the resolution is quite good.
Oh and Reboot, I might be getting a larger HDD on this one down the road, as I got the 250GB model -- forget paying the premium on getting a larger one preinstalled, many resellers charge the same rate as Apple Store on it -- and I got an Iomega Prestige 320gigger portable drive (Seagate SATA II 2.5" 5400rpm drive inside, btw) to accompany and put the old 320gigger LaCie Porsche as the Time Machine drive -- USB is fine for both as long as you don't need to do huge data transfers, I had the Iomega now housing my mp3s in the monitor's hub and not a glitch on iTunes playback. And the upgrade HDD will definitely be a SATA II drive if I end up getting one. I got this baby to be a portable and mobile workstation you know.