Is it just me or is the MBP well overdue for a refresh? All the PC competitors are selling much faster hardware for 1/2 the price!! For example, I just went to HP.com and built a dv7t laptop with the following specs, for a grand total of $1695: • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit • Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB) • 50% OFF! 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) • 1TB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (500GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection • 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M • 17.3" diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900) • Lightscribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer • Webcam Only • Intel Wireless-N Mini-card Apple doesn't even have anything close to this high-end hardware and yet the 17" MBP still costs nearly $1000 more! What do you get with the current MBP for $2500? - Core i7? Nope, still the old C2D. - 8 GB memory option for $250? Keep dreaming, Apple wants $600 for this. - 1 TB of storage? No way, only 1 HDD, not even any option to exchange the optical drive for a 2nd. - 1 GB Nvidia GT 230M? Not even close, crusty old (and defective) Geforce 9xxx series. - 17" LED display? Ok, we do have that one. - Blu-Ray? No not yet, only CD/DVD still. So what's my point? I'd really like to replace my Core 2 Duo MBP from 2007, but the current 2009 MBP is still a C2D and has roughly the same specs as my old one!! They really need to get with the times here. If they're going to charge a premium price for their hardware, at least offer some premium hardware. Whenever they come out with a new MBP, for the price Apple charges, it better be well *above* the specs of this HP, not just even with it. /rant.