For starters these things are amazing, apart from the box they are literally new! I did notice something of interest though. Of the two machines I got, one of them arrived in a brown box with gray "Certified Reconditioned Product" at one side. The other one arrived in a retail-look-alike white box with a small sticker on the front saying the same thing. Guess which machine has a bonus 80GB hard drive and 1GB memory? Similarly guess which one has a non-refurbished serial number (ie: doesn't start with RM******)? I really suspect all those that comes in the white box are really new computers that they couldn't sell before the C2D models got released, and hence they repacked them to sell them off as refurb. The brown box ones on the other hand are preowned, and getting one of those gives you a small chance to get some free bonus After colour calibration the monitors on these 2 Macbooks look insane, especially when compared to my Macbook Pro costing almost 3X as much.