After many weeks of reading this forum I finally pulled the trigger on the macbook pro 13 from Microcenter ($999). Service and everything was great. Even watched the Uruguay v Ghana OT and PK with the managers at the store. I asked if I was allowed to open the Macbook and inspect it to make sure everything was ok and that was fine. The only thing that I found awkward was the sticker on the box that seals it. There were TWO stickers. One underneath that was clearly opened, and then a brand new one right on top of it. It kind of bugged me for a while but everything on the laptop is cherry. Anyone encounter that before? Also just a quick question about the battery...It says 9+ hours when im web surfing (typing this) but it fluctuates around from 6-9 hours. Is that normal? Thanks for the replies. I'm just playing around with it now until I get my new hitachi 7,200 HD next week.