Yeah, I purchased my 2.0 quad 15" last night and while this machine is a BEAST, it is just too big and heavy for me. Originally, I was going to go MBA, but having the "latest and greatest" mentality, I decided against it. I'm gonna ride with the C2D lol! Honestly, I can do without HD FaceTime, Thunderbolt and Backlit Keys (which are VERY nice). The MBA can handle all of my computer needs with ease! So in a few hours, I'll be in the club! Can't wait! EDIT: With the education discount it says $50 off, but when I max out the configuration it ends up at $1729 online (it shows $1799 at the Apple Store). Will they honor this price at the Apple Store?