Just finished ordering my new laptop... 2.4 c2d 17" Macbook Pro (previous gen). I'm not used to paying over 1k+ on a laptop, let alone 2k+.. but hopefully it'll be worth it. I didn't get the Hi-Res one either.. =( Didn't have too many options (ur computers are expen$ive), but hopefully it'll be pretty nice. PC user for the past... 16 years? =P (27 right now)... so it'll be a change of pace. Network admin for a few companies in the Bay area, so I want to see if I can implement some apple servers into some infrastructures, and how beneficial it would be. I'll probably upgrade the memory to 4gb when it comes in, and maybe a new hdd (I got the 5400rpm one) later down the road. Is there any other things I should get? I've seen those keyboard protectors at some local comp places here... uhm.. ya... sorry I'm a n00b. And if there's any other types of procedures/software/backups I should do when I get the laptop, just let me know. Thanks!