Well, the credit card has passed out in shock, but I picked up my MBP a few hours ago. Got the middle of the range model, and it's just great. No perceptible whine - pretty much as quiet as my iBook really. But, as known, it is a hot little bugger. It's definitely not going to be on my lap, that's for damn sure! Still, it's no hotter than any of the ones I've used in the Apple stores - and seeing as those ones are on for hours a day I'm not going to complain. Looking forward to getting to know it better!