From what I understand, if I were to place an order for a Configured to Order Macbook Pro today, its backup abillity wouold probably be confined to one of the following scenarios: 1. It will have a USB key with Lion on it. 2. It will have a recovery CD with Lion on it. 3. It won't have any physicak media for recovery because it will have the new Internet Recovery capability that the new Airs and Minis have. 4. It will have a recovery CD with Snow Leopard on it, even though Lion is preinstalled. 5. It will have a recovey CD with Snow Leopard on it, and Snow Leopard will b preinstalled on the computer, even though Lion is out, 6. It won't have any physical media for recovery, and it won't have the new Internet Recovery capability. It will just have Lion installed, and any backup one might want to do will be the responsibility of the owner to figure out. So which one is it?