Hi all. I bought a 17 inch PB a couple of weeks ago and would like to share my thoughts and experiences with it. I was excited when I came home from class and saw my PB waiting in my kitchen. Unfortunately, I had to head to work... but why not bring it with me? At work I set it up. I have to agree with everyone who says Apple has great packaging. Oh, and that new Apple smell is unforgettable. I took some birthing photos, which you can see here. http://community.webshots.com/album/515299862VxjSqL First thing I did was run the hardware test cd. No problems! I wiped the hard drive clean and installed a new copy of OS X. On coming home I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning coping files from my old computer onto here. I did notice a dead (or stuck?) pixel. I was able to fix it with the massage technique. Hooray for a flawless PB! My thoughts on the machine: 1) Whoever says the 17" isn't portable is lying. I am able to carry it around everywhere without a problem. It's light, very thin and not too big. 2) It's a pretty fast machine. Although I think "speed" is a relative term. I am coming from an 800 MHz Sawtooth. This PB rips though tasks that my Sawtooth would choke on. 3) It's a gorgeous computer. Really puts my friend's Dell to shame in the looks department. This is my first laptop purchase and I must say it's going to be hard to go back to a desktop. I like being able to carry around my computer everywhere in case I need it. I've been in computing bliss for the past two weeks. I also bought a 1 GB stick of RAM from datamem.com, a v270 Bluetooth mouse from Logitech and a Crumpler bag to accompany my new computer. So far everything has worked flawlessly and I couldn't be happier. If anyone has any questions on the machine I'd be more than happy to answer them.