Well I have just recently been hired into the start of my career and have been looking to furnish my apartment, so before a 2 hour trip in Ikea I went to the Apple Store in the area. They might as well had a recording playing the back to school/summer deal, because every employee was touting it, so good for Apple! As for me the only thing that I was debating on was the issue of a glossy or matte screen with the high resolution MBP. All of my local authorized retailers recommended hitting up one of the official stores since they don't even carry the LED back lit version in house. So there is the matte MBP, an no glossy in sight. I ask an employee and he states that there is a glossy one right around the corner, which happens to be the matte one. I correct him and he states it doesn't come in a glossy finish -___- After convincing him it does with the online apple store he proceeds to check with a manager. Apparently they don't carry the glossy screens in store and they are only available online. Well that was a wasted trip. The screen wasn't as nice as photos have let on either, but that was probably because of the bright lighting washing the screen out a bit. The glossy MBs looked better in that lighting than the matte ones, but I want to see that great screen in action! Right now I am thinking I should just forget portability and go with an iMac instead to save several hundred, but I have been wanting a laptop forever and a day now. Ikea was productive at least.