I own last years Macbook Pro 17" and have the opportunity to upgrade pretty much for free to the new setup with i7 and faster graphics card as well as automatic switching to the discrete (&faster) GPU. I wonder if this will positively affect some every day tasks where my current setup is annoyingly lagging, especially when I use my external 30" monitor. In particular when using iPhoto or watching movies on the external display, there is often a huge lag, and in iPhoto sometimes the setup freezes for several tens of seconds before advancing to the next photo. Also the screensaver really has problems when both the external and internal display are driven, to the extent that it usually freezes completely after a few minutes. Would all this work better with the new laptop, and if so, mainly thanks to just the faster processor or also because of the different GPU management?