I picked up my second 17" High-res macbook pro yesterday from the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue. I exchanged my first 17" High-res macbook pro from the Westchester Apple store because there was a dark band a few millimeters thick along the bottom edge of the screen. Unfortunately, this same problem exists with the replacement brand new 17inch high-res MBP as well. This is visible at all times. It almost looks like a shadow, or a darker part of the screen. It is always there, no matter how bright the screen is. In addition, the bottom left hand corner of the screen, about one centimeter into the screen, is darker than the rest of the screen. The bottom right hand corner is not as noticable but you can clearly see that it is darker, or has a shadow-y tint over it. You'll be able to see all of this if you minimize your dock and switch to one of the Abstract backgrounds. (I'm using Abstract 6 right now). What you may see is... (from bottom to top, within 1 inch from the bottom) a light band, followed by a dark band that looks like a shadow, followed by the rest of the screen, which is the same shade as the first band from the bottom of the screen. This really upsets me because I paid a lot of money for this brand new MBP. Is there anyone out there who doesnt have this problem? Edit: While I was at the apple store, i checked out the 17inch MBPs that were on the floor. None of them were High Res. They all had this issue as well. Do you think they'll recall our beautiful new babies?