I think apple was like a deer in headlights when intel decided to launch quad cores first. I think they're waiting for the dual cores. I couldn't take the wait. I couldn't force myself to get a current i7 when sandy bridge will knock it's teeth out when it comes out. Sadly that led me to my only other preference ... A pc laptop I'm sure I'm not the first.. But I couldnt wait at all. 2 days back at work without a laptop is DRIVING ME INSANE!!!! I got an alienware m17x r3. Not really comparable to a 17 pro but those were the choices. 2820qm, gtx460, 256 samsung 470 ssd, blueray, 120hz LCD w/nvidia 3d kit etc . Those are the main components. I am sad, truly sad I couldn't wait for a pro refresh. Apple you just lost my $3k. I'll be selling my iphone4 too since it won't match anymore lol.