Just wanted to give a POSITIVE review of mine lest people think all the MBPs are plagued with problems. Mine is perfect, no leaking of backlight, no ripples, no case deformities, no crooked keys, case even on closure, no fan noise, nothing. And I'm pretty damn picky, I've returned 3 MBs and the previous MBP. Oh and yesterday I got 5.5 hrs of battery life while studying and listening to music through headphones, using preview for PDFs viewing and occasionally safari to look stuff up. This was at half brightness and 9400m graphics. My last MBP lasted 4hrs with the same usage. Oh and I only had to pay 1600 for it off eBay after the 200 dollar MSFT cashback, I sold my last MBP for 1750 including applecare =) My last MBP was a matte screen, and I put them both side by side at full brightness and the new one was more vivid and a tad brighter as well. No yellowing while looking at an angle. No headphone R2D2 beeping noise, but still some static hiss at low volumes (at one volume bar and 1/3 volume in winamp, the static volume is about equal to song volume to give you an idea, not very severe). Sad thought that I never had any hissing on my macbook, oh well, I'll live with it. Also this laptop is running about 5 degrees cooler based on istat, and the case FEELS cold, I haven't felt any heat yet from the top, like i did with the last MBP while charging. Haven't tried it in my lap yet. Ordered the bestskinsever shell that I had for my MBP, will post pictures when it comes it. But it looks like the finish on this is tougher so I may not even need it. Finally, this thing is SOLID. It definitely feels heavier even though its only a half pound more, it feels like a brick. you could kill someone with this laptop. Go to he store and pick one up if you get a chance. Battery this morning took more than 4 hours to a full charge though after full discharge and very light use this morning, even though last MBP only took about 3hrs after full discharge. My capacity right now is 4704 out of 4600, I'll keep monitoring it. Feel free to ask any questions. All in all, I am a happy camper.