Just a few more thoughts this morning about the new MacBook Pro:
The first major gaping hole in my day to day workflow was exposed when it was revealed that Apple Remote Desktop Admin doesn’t work on the new MacBook Pro. The app launches, then fails. Supposedly a 2.2.1 is coming that will be Intel compatible, but until it does, I’m short a serious part of my server admin workflow. If ARD is a requirement for your computing life (and there are a few of you out there, many of you early adopters), please consider waiting until detailed plans are announced. I was pleasantly surprised to see that all of the Server Tools have made Universal Binary, though.
Battery life appears to be 3.25 working hours after a full charge. I began to “unplugged” around 9:40 this morning and two and a half hours later, my battery charge is 23%, just barely into the red, or 45 minutes.
I continue to be impressed and amazed by stupid little things like restart time. Elapsed time from selecting Restart, with six applications open, to rebooted, with those same six apps open was approximately 3 minutes, 3 seconds, or roughly half of what it was on my old PowerBook G4 (5 minutes, 30 seconds).
What are you finding out about your MacBook?