is ridiculously fast. My xBench score is 230....2 freaking 30. Now I don't put much stock in xBench scores but my previous config was a 2.66Mhz with 8GB Ram and the x-25 and my score was 202. The screen. Oh the screen. I thought the previous generation was good. This is on another level. The warmth and vibrance of the color is noticeably better. I am typing this with Pandora playing and the screen at Max and my battery says I have 5:32 left at 89% full. The SD slot is a nice addition but its hard to get excited about it when I have had laptops 5 years ago that had them. Its nice that Apple finally adopted the standard. Even though I probably won't use even a tenth of the power this machine offers I am still tempted to buy a second x-25m and rip the optical out and run them in Raid. There is nothing else on the market that even comes close to how great these machines are. Its not subjective...its fact. How anyone could go and buy a Dell and run Vista is beyond me. Those people just don't get it or can't appreciate the state of the art like we can.