I received my second MBP today. The first one I received last Thursday and immediately sent it back after three days because of a broken screen. This new MBP is in top notch shape. But some things stand out. 1) Other than the screen having pixel issues on the first one (the part that was broken), it was also unevenly illuminated...as noted by many people here with their laptops. This one at first appeared the same way at the very bottom at first, but then an hour later it was gone!!...so maybe the screen just needed a warmup? Tomorrow, when i turn on my computer for the first time of the day, I'll see if i can see some unevenness. perhaps the screen just needed an initial warmup? either way, the uneven illumination was only noticeable with certain solid colors on the desktop. other colors or images you can not notice anything. this screen does not have the very noticeable bright line at the bottom of the screen. 2) Unlike my first MBP and as noted by many, there is no gap between the screen and the base. it is shut tight!!! another big plus. 3) Unlike my first MBP and as noted by many people, when the screen is angled down, like 45 degrees or more, the weight of the screen will not close it shut!! it stays open. at whatever angle!! 4) Unlike my first MBP and as noted by many people here, this computer does not get hot!!...sure it's warm and depending on what i do that fluctuates. But there's still a big difference. The first one got hot but not dangerously hot. but hot. it got as hot as my old laptop and my sister's year old Sony laptop. this one is a lot cooler and I am doing the same things with it as i did with my last computer before i sent it in to apple (i had my first MBP for three days and i messed with it till i sent it back). So conclusions...though my first computer had a messed up screen (it would get pixelated and fuzzy), the other issues noted above other people had similar problems with their MBPs. So did Apple finally fix the MBP problems even though only a week went by since my first and second MBP arrived? Did Apple send me a 'good computer' because i sent back the first one (you know...from the good factory with a superb track record or from a batch that had tight quality control)? Or is it really just hit and miss...depending where your computer is made and when? What i find interesting is that a lot of things seem different, especially the lack of a gap and the screen not tipping shut when it is angled low. it's like a different factory made this computer. even the viewing angle is better i think. people noted about this too. Also there are no busted pixels on this screen. I am very happy with it.