I can't believe it still but I sold my beloved late 09 mbp17 unibody a month or so ago. Specs were : 3.06 ghz c2d 128 gb SSD 4GB ram Phenomenal machine and simply best system/laptop I've ever used. Ever. Sold it because I was tempted by hardware specs, alienware style and design and running windows so I can play cs source etc. The biggest reason was probably defeating the Mac mouse acceleration. I jut couldn't game much before the mouse feel drove me crazy (wow, frozen throne). Anyhow, I ended up buying an alienware m17x r2. Supposedly aw owners brag about the rgb screen but it didn't look better than my macs. It was Huge! Battery life made me stare in disbelief.. Literally 45 mins jut browsing the web lol. It didn't matter too much since I'm plugged in at work almost all the time. Is there anyone else out there like ne who just wants a decent package overal? I can't seem to find anything sexy beyond the mbp and the beastly looks of the alienware. The Mac is like the Audi r8. The alienware like the dodge viper lol. My alienware was i740qm, 8gb ram, 128gb SSd dual 5870 gpus. It seemed nice an build was decent. I liked the styling but windows 7 takes sooooo long up start and turn off it drive me mad. Anyhow I ended up returning the alienware within the 30 days and got a no charge return shipping and a full refund. I did that since they were announcing a new r3 version. So now I'm STUCK. the new r3 is a fail machine with a weak gpu. Mbp will get sandy bridge but I can't seem to find any leaks or rumors or Any credible info on when. I'm stuck between model revisions and I will definitely come back to Mac I'd I can just get an idea on when sb will be in it. Can anyone link me any info or sites that have any info on sandy bridge in the mbp17? Would be much appreciated.