Got this bad boy Today. But if any of you read my earlier posts the reason for this will become quite clear. Previously, I went to PCWorld to purchase but knew there was a stock quota of 3 from late June so I sat on it until now and saved myself £300. Thats £100 a month. Initally they quoted me £1379 for the privilege of owning this beauty but today got it for £1069(US$1764, AU$2024). This £300 is now going towards 8GB of Crucial ram and an M225 SSD and maybe fork out a little bit more for a decent graphics card. The machine comes in a brand new sealed box (I will post further pics) and manager told me it qualifies for the up to date programme.(True?). Anyhow even the box looks gorgeous and I am very happy I didn't get swayed by the lure of "The Nehalem". I had to hurry to get it today as another sold a few weeks ago and the other had been opened in the shop (always better to open yourself-like early Xmas pressie). This was a real cat and mouser over the past few weeks and several times I thought I had lost my chance. So there's one brand new 2008 2.8 octo(opened) left in the world. Mine might remain unopened until tomorrow or maybe not!