While we're waiting to order... I'm at an Acer 6492 right now. It's in the relatively high end of their line up. Though Acer isn't really high end IMHO. The hardware is ok. But the cabinet is really squeky, it's not rigid and making squeky noises. Does thet issue occur on the MBP? I've had a Lenovo R series which suffered from the same though not as much as the Acer.