Before I start: Apple Stores currently stock only the base configuration of each new Mac Pro model. So you can't buy one in the store with a different hard drive, RAM, or video card configuration than what's initially listed on the online Apple Store. Otherwise, I would have gotten something slightly different than what's listed below. I picked mine up locally because of an arrangement I had with the local Apple Store manager for me to use an educational discount. Saved me $450. ;-) So last night I went in to my local Apple Store and picked up a 2.8 GHz (8 core), 2 GB RAM, 320 GB HD, ATI Radeon 2600XT Mac Pro and a 30" display. The Airport Extreme card for the new Mac Pro was not in stock, so I didn't get one installed. Got 'em home with the help of a handtruck... man, are they heavy. Anyway: The Mac Pro is SWEET. Very, very fast. Even with the stock video adapter and my current display, running at 1920 x 1200, the machine plays full-screen HD movie trailers without so much as a hiccup. Setup was, of course, totally easy. I've installed iLife and VMWare Fusion, which I will be using soon to run Windows Vista in a window. Ordered an additional 4 GB of RAM from Macsales.com (Other World Computing) for around $200; that'll bring me to 6 GB, which should be more than enough to support a virtual session of Vista while OS X is running. And I'll be ordering 3, maybe 4, 1 TB HDs later this week so that I can max out the machine at 4 TB of internal HD space. (Why? Because I can!) The only real hitch is that the Mac Pro is so large that it sticks out of the front of my computer desk's cabinet, and so tall that I've had to remove a shelf. As a result, I am having to reorganize my entire desk. The 30" display I am leaving in the box for now, just in case Apple decides to release something new next week that's better. But if they don't, then the 30" will go up on the desk next week. For now, I am very, very satisfied with this new machine. Total cost for the machine and display came in around $4800 with sales tax. Once the extra RAM and HDs are factored in, I'll be looking at just over $6000.