I was patiently waiting for the MBP update like the rest of you. Now that the details have been released, is anyone still considering a viable alternative? The only reason I am really considering a MBP is to have Windows 7 and Mac OS in a single package for the ability to develop iPhone application. Unfortunately, the prospect of spending $1k more than a similarly spec'd laptop from Dell or elsewhere is still preventing me from clicking the order button. What other systems are you considering? My #1 alternative right now would be the Dell Vostro 3700. http://www.dell.com/us/en/business/notebooks/vostro-3700/pd.aspx?refid=vostro-3700&s=bsd&cs=04&~oid=us~en~4~vostro-3700 Hopefully I can be convinced to bite the bullet and pickup my 17" MBP on the way home today.