OK, I played with my New UMBP 17 for 3 days. I did not do tests for CPU, HD, . Actually, I believe it will not give out surprising scores ---2.66G T9550 will not give out a 2.93Gs score, right? I believe everyone want to know about the battery life. So, I did several tests for that and got weird results: On Tuesday, after got my New UMBP 17, I fully charged the battery to 100% and then use it for 1 hour and 5 mins for internet surf and downloaded some files ( use 9600M video card, the LCD is 75%). The battery went to 80%. So, it seems the battery life with 9600M will be nearly 5.5 hours (light use, 75% LCD brightness). Yesterday, I used up the battery and fully charged it. It took 2 hour and 15 mins to charge from 0% to 100%. Then, I did a heavy load test. I connected it with a usb hard drive (WD passport) and a usb mouse. I played HD movie with Plex 0.7.7 (the beginning of batman, it is 1080P, VC-1 , use 9600M video card, the LCD is 75%). The battery ran out in 3 hours and 5 mins. So, it seems that you can expect a battery life for around 5 hours for regular use (use 9600M, 50-75% LCD brightness, 1/3-1/4 time with heavy load work) Today, I test the 9400M. I expect it will have around 7 hours battery life. However, I use it for internet surf (use 9400M video card, the LCD is 50%), 2 hours later, the battery went to 66%. So, the battery life will be 6 hours---much shorter than what apple claimed. Actually, when I change from 9400M to 9600M, I experienced a slight and intermittent flickering of the screen (it happens around 5 times out of 10). I changed back to 9400M and then, change to 9600M again the screen is fine now. I do not know if it is a hardware problem (I got a bad apple?) or driver issue. I would like to know if this happens to you guys.