I've been considering buying the 17" model since the announcement (one reason is I can get it for the nearly the same price as a 15" MBP with a 160GB hd), but after a visit to an Apple Store today and comparing the LCDs on the new 15" C2Ds to the one on the old 17" CD I'm beginning to have some second thoughts. Compared to 15" C2D LCDs, the 17" CD LCD appears much less bright and has significantly worse viewing angles. I don't recall there was that much of a difference between the 17" CD and the old 15" CD. Yet I don't believe Apple is advertising higher brightness and better viewing angles on the new 15" C2Ds compared to previous model. Can anyone who has seen the old 15" CD side by side with the 15" C2D comment on how the two LCDs compare? Does anyone know if Apple has bumped up the brightness and viewing angle ratings of the 17" C2D? Anyway, these questions are probably moot since, if I buy a 17" MBP, it will be at an Apple Store after I've had a chance to look at it. But if you guys think that the LCD will be identical to the one on the old CD 17" MBP, then I might as well not waste my time waiting for the 17" C2Ds to show up in the stores (which may not happen before Thanksgiving, judging by the delay notices those who have ordered online have been getting).