I got a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro with a 200G drive to replace my old one, which was starting to run out of disk space (despite the 150G drive) thanks to having multiple operating systems installed including several VMware images of Windows & Linux.
The difference between the old screen and the new LED backlit screen is quite striking. The new screen is much brighter and the white looks much purer. This picture can’t really convey the difference.
It came with iLife 08 installed, plus trial copies of Aperture & iWork 08. The speed difference is quite noticeable, especially running Windows under VMware. With the new one, Unity mode is usable. It was too slow on my old MacBook Pro.