10 days ago i spontaneously picked up a 15" i7 HiRes Matte 4gb RAM w/ 500Gb 5200 HD... and i returned it. i then ordered the same thing with 8gb RAM and the 7200 500Gb HD. yeah, i could have "upgraded" it myself... but i had my work pay for this beast, and i wanted to make sure i there were any issues, everything would be 'ok' with Applecare. fast forward to today, and it arrived a day early. yehaw.... so i got to spend some time creating my Win7 Bootcamp partition, VMWare Fusion, and setting up a bunch of Windows utilities programs and Office 2007. so far this thing works like a champ! i partitioned my HD 50% Mac and 50% Win7 (so i had to format NTFS). i also delegated 4Gb RAM to my VMWare Win7. things seem pretty darn quick! tonight was the mindless stuff to install.... tomorrow at work, i'll do Visual Studio 2010, MS SQL Server and all my development tools.... and then tomorrow night, fun stuff like Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop Elements etc... all on the Mac side. feels like the machine is a split personality.... definitely psyched to move away from my tried and true IBM Thinkpad! anyhoo, i did want to mention.... the matte screen is awesome. i spend 10+ hours/day in front of screen.... and i can already tell my eyes will be thanking me!