hey Just wanted to post about my first 24 hour with my new MP, I'm upgrading from a MBP early 2008 2.5 with 4gb. So far I'm very happy with the machine, took 7 hours to get everything installed including a copy of XP. This is also my first MP and I want it to last at least 4 years, I figure Macbook pros last about 2 years so the extra cost will work out in my favour. hopefully. I went for the 3.33 and threw 8gb of after market RAM so I have a total of 10gb in there so far. I also went for the 5870. currently I'm getting over 16000 with geek bench which i'm more than happy with, I'm going to test out some games tonight in XP, bio shock 2 and MAss effect 2. I use the mac fro editing mainly and it seems to run FCP like a dream, even a 1 hour long film I made with full colour correction works very smooth. Rendering magic bullet is very fast. I have even witched on the high precision rendering for all my projects which slows down the standard render but I could never even touch that with my old MBP. I think the thing is even more quiet than my old MBP!!!! in the corner of my room you can barely hear its there. The only thing that they could have done is throw 2 more HD slots in the case, Mine are filled already. all in all I'm pretty happy and hopefully this investment will greatly speed up my work and able me to do things that I was unable to do before with my slow old system.