I manage to find these 2 items @ eBay and together with Live.com cashback I can get them for $1700 (2008) and $2400 (2009). Here is the specs of the 2008 17" MBP: 2.6Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 667Mhz RAM 200GB 7200 RPM 8600M GT with 512MB GDDR3 1920 x 1200 Resolution (I am not sure if this is already the LED version) Here is the specs of the 2009 17" UBMBP: 2.66Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067Mhz RAM 320GB 5400 RPM 9600M GT with 512MB GDDR3 + 9400M 1920 x 1200 Resolution I had also found another (2008) 17" MBP but with the 2.5Ghz processor model for $1800 and here is its specs: 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 667Mhz RAM 320GB 5400 RPM 1920 x 1200 Resolution LED backlit Glossy Display My questions to you people are: 1. Is the 2.6Ghz (2008) version already has LED backlit display? 2. Is it worth to buy the (2008) 17" MBP and save about $600 - $700 when compared to the (2009) version? My Reasons why I wanted to avoid the (2009) version: 1. Its display is very dark and dim. I had seen it at Apple store and it is so dark that it is turning me off. (This is the most important reason. What's the point of spending $2400 for a laptop and has its display to be very unpleasant to even look at) 2. Huge price difference 3. Added costs to purchase the mini displayport adapter to use my 30" display (not very important but still one of my reasons) My Reasons why I wanted to avoid the (2008) version: 1. Slower processor than the (2009) version. 2. (2009) version had better graphics and chipset (RAM) 3. Its display does not have a wide color gamut Actually, I am ready to buy this laptop anytime.. I already has the budget. However, I still want to know your opinions and reasons.. I am giving this thread time up to 2 weeks before I make my decision.