The admins over at the Apple Forums (NOT this site!) are removing display complaint posts as fast as they can be posted. The display on the 17" C2D is abysmal, both in design, quality control and quiet/minimal fix attempts to get them out the door. They got everything else right on this machine, but the display. There is an intentional 1" band of brighter light all along the bottom of ALL first production C2D 17" glossys. It's there intentionally, to compensate for the too-narrow poloraized lens cover. This polarizer is part of the glossy display, and it's light focus was intentionally narrow to give the brightness a kick. If the screen is perfectly perpendicular to your eyes, it will vary in light intensity from a bright top to a dark bottom. Like you are shining a narrow spotlight on the screen. They couldn't get around the polarizer problem (and get the machine out the door) so they intentionally leaked light from the backlight edges on the bottom to compensate. It's not the LCD manufacture's problem at all. It's Apple's implementation and their post-production attempts to fix. You certainly won't be doing any color matching or photo work on this display yet. But there may be a fix in short time. And yes, everyone that has a new 17" C2D glossy 1st production run has this problem. There are some reports coming back that after new owners are parting with their machines for a week or so, the returns are a lot better.