So I was actually pretty impressed with Apple's new MBP specs (sans 13") with today's upgrade, but the more I thought about it the less I cared enough about the upgrade to justify going through the hassle of selling my current machine and spending more money to get the latest and greatest. Here's why - CPU - I really don't think SB quad cores are going to be enough of a difference from my 2.66 i7 Arrandale, especially because the horrible 5400 RPM hard drive which is stock in both models is a huge bottleneck for normal work related tasks, keeping the CPU from really being able to work to its fullest. With an SSD that changes, but honestly I think I'd rather just get an SSD for my 2010 MBP and enjoy the performance upgrade that brings by itself. If SSDs came standard (even just to house the OS) I would completely change my mind about this...but not this time. GPU - IMO, looking at the upgraded GPUs from a wider perspective than just a comparison between last year's refresh, I still feel like Apple does not care about gaming or anything graphic intensive. Yes, the 6750 is great compared to the 330M, but that's REALLY not saying much outside of Apple's lineup. In some ways I feel graphics are a moot point because Apple always under delivers in this area. Thunderbolt - this is the only one I may be really excited about...but the problem is it's not ready yet. I think by next year, it will have either proven itself or it will have failed. Either way I feel it may be better to wait? So, tl;dr - I just can't get excited enough about this upgrade, even though it is pretty significant, to justify selling my mid-2010 MBP and paying more Apple tax. Maybe next year when SSDs are standard and the goddamn ODD can finally die, it will be time to upgrade. EDIT: Another thing, I was really really hoping for high-res becoming standard on the 15". Jesus Christ Apple come on, it's pathetically obvious that you care about milking this amazing "high-res" option as long as possible. It's STANDARD.