I just bought a 2.4 i7, and obviously - being a mac - I spent a lot of money. I never have any issues spending the large amounts of money on Apple products for one primary reason - they work. I have spent the past 4 years using a MacBook Core Duo 2, and it's the best laptop I had ever had. Just a flawless machine...however, times change, and with the arrival of Lion this year, I bought a new MacBook Pro, and because I wanted something new. I doubt any of you would argue that updating from a 2007 standard MacBook to a 2011 MacBook Pro would be a questionable upgrade...I say that in comparison to others around here who ask if it's worth upgrading from a December 2010 MBP to the new '11 MBP. So, what's wrong? Wireless. What in gods name is wrong with the god damn wireless card in this? I have only two computers using the wireless internet in this house: my old MacBook and my new MBP. Sitting side by side, perhaps, 80 cm away from the router, the MacBook - as it always has - proves to be a worthy companion, giving me full bars, and blistering internet speed. It gets worse when I try taking my laptop to my room, where my old MacBook had never had ANY issues getting FULL bars - as it's only 4-5 meters away from the router - but this MacBook pro...has one bar. Heck, it's not even a bar, it's that ONE dot of connection. The new MBP however, struggles to get 3 bars, flickering between 2-3. And no, it's not a router problem at all. I've read similar thread issues, and it seems like most unibody aluminium MBP's have SERIOUS issues with their wireless. I spent all of today trying to fix my gf's macbook pro 2009, because it said it had NO INTERNET CONNECTION, which was a load of crap, because my MacBook and even my now stuttering MBP were able to get connections. After reading countless threads today trying to fix both my problem and my girlfriends, I can't understand whether it's a problem with Snow Leopard, or the MBP's themselves. What i can't understand even more, is how an old MacBook can have a better wireless card, accessing the wireless from further away, and gaining higher speeds, when all the network settings are identicle. They say iPhone 4's (WHICH I OWN AND LOVE) had reception issues...maybe more people should invest looking at MBPS. note: despite my angered tone, i'm more or less an apple fan boy, and love all their products. they work flawlessly, and the amount of effort placed into user experience is perfect. it's a great experience being an apple owner and fan. but this is just utter ********. i've been betrayed. http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2775868&start=0&tstart=0 - the problem exists, and who ever posted in that thread "this problem exists and people are just ignoring it" - it's true.