Finally arrived. After waiting 3 weeks, it has arrived! Some first impressions: - The laptop is HUGE. Compared to my MacBook, it's a BEAST. But it also could be since this is my first 17" Notebook (PC or Mac), I'm not used to the size. - The speakers seem to favor the left side a bit more than the right. I don't know if it's because of my sitting position or not, but it seems slightly louder on the left then the right. - The speakers are loud and average. Not much bass production. - The Superdrive is super quiet compared to my MacBook or previous MacBook (Pro) I've owned. - The fans are "Mag-Lev" based. They can spin up or down very rapidly. I went from 2000RPM (Base) to 5700RPM (Max) within 2 seconds and down in the same amount of time. - The screen is nice and sharp, however the colors, without calibration seems a little awkward. - It's fast. 2.93GHz vs the 2.4GHz in my MacBook makes a huge difference even under the 9400M. - It's light. It may be big but it's also light. I can easily carry it with one hand without any discomfort. - It runs very cool. Just installing programs right now the CPU has yet to pass 40 deg C. - The battery charge time seems to vary. When I first got it and plugged it in, it reported at 96% capacity, charging time of ~1 hour. However, within 20 minutes, it reports it is finishing charge. - There is no flickering when switching between the two nVidia graphics cards - There is no flex when opening the screen, however the magnets holding the screen closed are very powerful and requires a little bit of effort to open the screen I'll post updates when I use more of this system. Currently, the battery is 100% charged. I'm going to use it down and see how the battery life is. Unplugged start time is 11:13 AM PST Test: Installing programs via Superdrive and External HDD (USB). Fans will remain at default settings via SMCFanControl. Display brightness varies as day goes by, automatic setting. Speakers are on @ max but not playing any music. 9400M video card in use. Wifi On/Bluetooth Off. Time Machine not active.