I finally got it in the mail today. i7 2.7Ghz/8GB ram. This isn't meant to be a flame to the MBPR, just just giving warning to those that read the laptop is cool to the touch. but the moment you run anything with the Nvidia GPU for more than a few mins, you can feel the heat. Case in point, running Diablo III. Let it run for 10mins and now its as hot as the old MBP I had from years past. And the fan will be spinning at top speed. You can early hear it from normal distance. Palm rests of course doesn't get hot. When the unit dumps heat, make sure you're not blocking the vents. Don't touch anywhere near the rear vents. It does get HOT. So far besides that, it seems to be working fine. I haven't used a mac constantly for a few years so I'm still relearning how it works. I still can't stand not knowing if the computer is in sleep or off state. And using a PC laptop for so long, it's hard to get used to a pad without buttons.