It's true. The Palo Alto Apple store has a DEMO UNIT of the 17" Powerbook on the floor as of tonight (Saturday). It's a working model. You can play with it, close it, pick it up, turn it over, etc. I was there at 9:50 tonight (10 minutes til closing) so I didn't really get a chance to do any serious testing... but for those of you who are so inclined, it's ready and waiting for you. The salesguy said that they had just brought it out a couple of hours ago, and that they were the ONLY Apple store to have one. I didn't ask, but am assuming it's a demo unit from Macworld. The salesguy said that they wouldn't be available to purchase "for quite some time." Start driving... Edit: I've read other posts that indicate the Mall of America store has a working demo too. Edit Edit: So it appears that the Mall of America Demo is a "hands off" display unit after all.