Hey, first off, this is going to sound very superficial and no big deal whatsoever but still it is bothering me and I would like advice. So, I got my BTO cMBP on thursday and I've been noticing these "chips" soon after. I've tried to just not bother worrying about them but I just have a hard time with them being there right out of the box on an almost $3000 machine. What I mean by "chips" is that they aren't scratches as in they look almost like the speaker holes except they don't go all the way through the aluminum. In fact, 2 of the chips are basically the exact same size as the speaker holes and together they are roughly the same distance as that between two of the speaker holes. Not to mention these chips are right between the speakers and the keyboard cutoff as if what ever machine made the speaker holes is what made these. I am absolutely certain I did not cause these because I have practically babied this computer since getting it and I have had nothing near the computer that could make these holes. You would literally need a pin to make such a hole into the aluminum. Normally I would just return the computer, but the screen is absolutely beautiful and dead pixel free that I worry about the next one have a bigger defect like the dead pixel. Would apple even take the computer back or would they try to say that I did the damage since I kept it for a few days? Do you think they would be willing to simply replace the keyboard part of the case since that is where these chips are? I would definitely prefer that over returning or replacing. I know I am going to seem incredibly anal and it doesn't affect the computers performance at all. It is just the fact that I can't stop fixating on it after spending so much money on this thing. Thanks for the advice. http://www.flickr.com/photos/51685180@N05/7635169538/in/photostream/ A link to the "chip" that is most irritating to me since I see it when I am actually using the computer. That is the best picture I could get to show, however, the chip there is actually 2 pin sized chips (literally almost identical to the size of your speaker holes) grouped right next to each other which my camera didn't accurately capture.