Hello everyone, I wanted to start by saying I'm new to the forums and this is my 1st post. Since I am in the market for a new MBP, and I can't wait for them to come out I've been doing some research around the web and also in retail stores ie. BestBuy, Apple Stores. So here are my speculations for the new MBP: If we don't see the upgrade by the end of Feb or towards the beginning of March then most likely I would assume we would have to wait for the WWDC for some announcements, hopefully around June. "An email gotten out from the Apple employee that manages the retailers accounts and said that the new Macbook Pros with the I5 Arrandale processors should be out in the stores by Wednesday the 20th" I found this online on another blog but I highly doubt it will be that early. Let me mention I am also a BestBuy Employee (no not from inventory) but from the GeekSquad so this are my speculations regarding the specs and the way Apple makes their laptops. CPUs Both "white" Macbook and entry level Macbook Pros 13'' could be coming with Intel's Arrendale Core-i3-3xx. The higher end 13'' MPB and 15'' might be coming with Intel's Arrendale Core-i5. Keep in mind that Apple has a contract with Intel and this Arrendale CPUs are specifically made for Apple which has ordered them with no integrated GPU, so we can expect to see some Nvidia or ATI dedicated GPU. The 17" MBP might come with Intel's Arrendale Core-i7-Mxx editions. All i7 with "M's" on their brand name are NOT true Quad-core those would be the Core-i7-UMxx. Cross-Fingers for an Upgrade option to a true Quad-core CPU. The reason for my madness is because Apple is very concerned about Battery life (the 7hrs we getting on our 2009 models) and heat. The Arrendale CPUs have a TDP (thermal design power) range of 18W to 35W which would keep our beloved long battery lives on our Macbooks. The Macbook Air is also getting some upgrades but I'll leave that for another day. RAM I'm speculating the lower end MBP models will be coming with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz and the higher end 15'' and 17'' MBPs will be getting a standard of 8GB upgradable to 16GB DDR3. HDD We are still going to see the SSDs but for standards HDDs capacity will start at 500GB. Optional upgrades to 1TB and 1.5TB. Optical Drive I'm hoping its not the same SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) hopefully something faster. Now regarding Blue-Ray player. I could start a whole trade debating whether to put it or not but I think the smart thing to do would be for People to see if they want the BDP and Apple to offer it as an "upgrade." And lastly Display I am guessing if we do get a Blue-ray player, that Apple's LED will come with higher resolutions for the 15'' and 17'' What I cannot find much info on is on the type GPU that the new MBPs are going to have, is Apple going to stay with Nvidia? or are we going to see a return of ATI's GPUs on our Macbooks again? Well there ya go, feel free to post your thoughts and other speculations. Bottom line is, I cannot wait for these bad boys to come out!