Hi For nearly 3 years I've sworn by my trusty blackbook 2.4 dual core 4gb ram, but recently decided to go for an i7 macbook pro (also 4gb ram) and well to put it bluntly, it runs like a bag of *****! Generally I tend to have Outlook 11, dreamweaver and fireworks with windows running in virtual box (for testing sites in IE) and my old macbook handled it just fine. The new one grinds to a halt, runs absolutely terribly, and when it decides to switch from the intel gfx to nvidia it gets worse, the VM is slow as hell, and fireworks is unusable. I regret spending £1800 on something that is basically a turd rolled in glitter. Then there is the battery - it lasts 2 hours max, my old macbook used to last 3 hours regularly. 9 hour battery? 9 hours my arse. not a happy bunny. Am I missing something here? anyone else been severely disappointed with theirs by any chance?