Cant wait until the next refresh. hopefully it wil have ivybridge, a better gpu, liquid metal finish, ssd for os and larger cheaper and faster ssd options and more. I needed a usb on the right side. i wanted a different look or exterior changes. nada. not happy with the 17" although the gpu upgrade isnt too bad. 128 ssd cost me like $600 back on the late 09 17", now its $90. Not bad but 128 is too small. the 256 is still 450 more than base which is alot. Even dell charges less than $600 on the alienware for 256 which has a better samsung unit. I really wanted osx. I really did. But with a dissapointing list of changes Im going to pass.