HD speed of 4200rpms is way too slow! i didnt think about this when i bought it but i can barely play back a 16 track protools session without buffer problems. even the upgrade to 5400rpms is still WAY to slow. i was checking PC notebooks and most of them are 7000and something rpm's which is what i need to run protools and other audio apps. i thought since this was apples "flagship notebook" it would be able to run anything... i hate how apple always holds back on features so the can offer an upgraded model in 6months... like whats was up with the first 17"pb not having USB 2?!?! that was just silly. dont get me wrong here, this powerbook is the best computer ive ever owned, i love it! ok, so now i have 2 questions, 1, has anyone upgraded to 7000rpm drive themselfs? 2, i bought my powerbook on Oct 17, should i be getting PANTHER FOR FREE???