I am blown away by this machine. Incredibly fast. This is my first new Mac since I bought the first generation 17" Intel Core Duo iMac back in February 2006. Since January I've been using an 800Mhz 15" iMac G4 eekdue to the cost of my move from Kansas City. First thing I have to do now is upgrade the RAM and wait for my 1TB external to come in. Trackpad was backordered but is on the way! I also got the battery charger and the remote. I was a bit nervous at first, and it was a battle between this and the MBP i7, but I knew I would rarely take it anywhere. I definitely made the right decision. Aperture boots up in literally 1.5 seconds, Logic/CS5 instantly... Quite the change. I've been running the hell out of it with zero lag and it's been SILENT. Can't wait to play games. There are no issues with it- The panel is gorgeous and is quite a lot to take in. One thing that increase boot speed though was to go and clarify what drive to boot from. Huge speed increase. It really feels nice to use my own computer for all my music/design/photography work now. Feels a lot faster than even the Mac Pro's at school. If you have the extra $200, the i7 is a must. Hands Down. I had to stand back much farther to fit the 27" monster in the pic. Before: After! I simply can't contain my excitement!