My comment on an Engadget review of the new MacBook Pro:
Also, lower battery life bc of the new proc and specs. One of the reasons my late 2010 MBP 17 is fine. I can get anywhere between 10 to 14 hours of battery life, with the brightness to the max since my daily tasks involve writing, photo editing, and browsing. I didn’t install Flash and just to be safe, use a Flash blocker as well.
Yes, quad-core processors are a lot more performing, but the average user doesn’t need them. I was pretty sure that Apple wouldn’t make any significant changes to the MBP. By this, I mean that the unibody is the same and the lower-end models are almost the same. They have bumped specs, but the really big update will come when Apple redoes the MBP in 2012. Dual HDs, maybe lower-cost SSD, with a thinner body and no optical drives with longer battery life. That’s what I want.