Hi, Just want to clarify the situation with pricing. As you know, you're forced to pay 600$ more for a 2.6Ghz model in order to get hands on 512Gb SSD and there's no option for larger SSD in the cheaper 2.3Ghz version. However, both 2.3Ghz and 2.6Ghz i7s cost the same 378$ http://ark.intel.com/products/64899/Intel-Core-i7-3610QM-Processor-(6M-Cache-up-to-3_30-GHz) http://ark.intel.com/products/64891/Intel-Core-i7-3720QM-Processor-(6M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz) and even if Apple gets those chips for less, there's no reason for them not to cost the same. That being said, it's expected for Apple to charge extra 100$ for a slight CPU upgrade (you wouldn't expect them to give it for free, would you?) no matter how much does it cost from the manufacturer. On the other hand, the remaining 500$ are for extra +256Gb SSD capacity, which corresponds pretty well with the next upgrade option (768Gb for the same +500$). The bottom line is that 500$ for each +256Gb is a usual rip off, especially when you consider the retail price of the same 256Gb and 512Gb Samsung drives in their 2.5" disguise to be somewhere around 270$ and 700$ respectively. There's no reason to complain that Apple is forcing you to get 2.6Ghz CPU, but yet charging extra 100$ for that seems unfair. But it's well played to say the least!