Im going to the apple store tomorrow. So, quick question to the owners of the new macbook pro 17" 2009. Is it still freezing (like late 2008 MBP) when you take a screenshot, using battery only and the Nvidia 9600 ?????? If you own a brand new MBP 17" please do this: 1.- Go to system preferences, and then to energy settings and switch to high permormace battery AKA Nvidia 9600 2.- Disconnect the AC adapter cable on your computer (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT) 3.- Press ⌘ Shift 3 (command **** 3 ALL 3 keys AT THE SAME TIME) 4.- Check if inmediatly after you took the screenshot, you can open, for example Finder, or try to open Safari or whatever you want, the point here is to check if your computer freezes like most Late 2008 does . Please post your results here.