Bear with me as this is pretty long and I have a lot of questions. So I have always been a windows users 98, xp, and 7. Windows 7 being my favorite so far. Anyways to the point. In January I ordered a Dell Studio XPS 16" laptop with all of the fixings(turkey sounds good right now). Dell Studio customizations: i7-620M 6GB DDR3 1080p RGBLED (99% color gamut) 256GB SSD (Samsung pm800 with trim) Total came to ~$2,200 before taxes. The problems began about a week later. Ended up having to re order at a higher price, finally got the laptop about a month after I ordered it. A week after having it dust got behind the screen, they sent someone out to replace it. The person who replaced it screwed up the hinges and Dell offered to send a brand new replacement laptop. They called 3 days after I approved the replacement and they said they were not able to get me the RGBLED screen with the i7-620M even though you can go right on their website and order the exact same combination. I eventually got a full refund and have been sitting on that money since last month. What I'm looking for in a 15" macbook pro is the same processor i7-620M, at least 6GB ram (will they do this for the new models?), 256GB SSD, 1080p screen (might they do this also?) I will be running bootcamp or a combination of VM and bootcamp (vm running bootcamp version) for Windows 7. Are you able to install 64bit Window 7 through bootcamp? Hopefully there are not any performance decreases when using bootcamp as I have been told that bootcamp is essentially just a partitioner it doesn't act as a sort of "proxy" for windows to work through. Windows gets direct access to the hardware to the full extent right? I'm mainly going to use it for Visual Studio 2008 and any other applications that need Windows. For everything else I will just move all my music and documents onto OSX. Just wanting to know what the cost would be for what I want in a 15" macbook when they come out. I know we don't know the prices or the components that will be available but I'm just looking for a rough estimate. Also, which "i" series mobile processors do you think they will use on the tiers? Currently on the 15" macbook pros it goes 2.53ghz, 2.66ghz, and 2.80ghz. The current lineup of dual core "i" series processors that I see that apple might use and their base and max turbo clocks: i5-430M [2.26 - 2.53ghz] i5-520M [2.40 - 2.93ghz] i5-540M [2.53 - 3.06ghz] i7-620M [2.66 - 3.33ghz] *What I want I don't see the 430M being used so I'm guessing the three tiers will be the 520, 540 and 620. I'm just hoping that they might add in a 720QM or 820QM (quad core) for the higher end as the current middle tier of the 15" mbp's are 2.66ghz which are the same base as the i7-620M. The main reason I point this is out is the fact that currently there are only 3 choices. And if apple bundles the i7-620M in the place of the 2.8ghz model the price would start much higher than the middle tier mostly due to the better graphics card and the bigger hard drive. I just hope apple might let us pick and choose what we want from a standard base model and offer all of the parts as customizations so if say you want a better video card but not a bigger hard drive you would be able to do so? In my case I would want the 620M and not have to choose the highest priced tier to get it because I might not want some of the addons it has compared to the middle tiered version. Thanks for reading if you have made it down to here.