I have to have the top of the line technology. I had been patiently waiting since February for the soon to come update, and with all the rumors of the updates happening in around a month, I was mad/disappointed. Mad because I was hoping Apple would release an updated computer with a different video card before school started. Dissappointed because I had been depriving myself w/o a laptop (first MB LCD started to not work, Apple wanted $800 to fix). Well I figured, instead of waiting for my deadline (next week), mine as well get it now since waiting til next week doesn't do me any good. It's nothing special, base MBP 15" Glossy screen. But Wow, when you actually take it home and use it, seems MUCH bigger than in any store. Screen seems fine, knock on wood, but the thing I am happiest about is the keyboard. I would hate to see it get changed. Everything just feels so right with this. Well anyways, enough of the ranting. The machine is a treat to use, and I shouldn't have waited this long. If you're a waiting college student like I was, go out and get it now. You won't regret it.