Got sick of waiting for updated MBP's... contemplated buying the current SR model, but then realized that PC manufacturer's were drastically cutting their prices on current Merom-based models to clear way for Penryn's while Apple still wanted me to pay the same price that the current machines cost many months ago.... So I got an XPS M1530 2.4 with 4 gigs of ram and a 200GB 7200k HDD for a grand less than a MBP would have cost me. This leads me to my general sad ramblings/rants/laments about Apple. I know a lot of Mac users would buy a Mac no matter what they cost, but I find it really hard to believe that Apple couldn't make a LOT more money if they were a bit more price-competetive (for example, sales/discounts on older technology when everyone knows a refresh is coming sometime soon). They use the same intel processors & chipsets and nVidia graphics chips as everyone else now. I, for one, would have jumped all over a MBP if it was only a few hundred more than an identically specced Dell or HP, instead of a grand. Also, I know plenty of people who would be interested in giving OS X a go if there was a legal way to run it on any old PC hardware. I'd dual-boot on all my computers in a heartbeat. Yes, there'd be the headaches of additional driver support, but if OS X is as great as everyone claims I have to imagine that Apple could take a large chunk out of Windows' market share. The people at Microsoft don't seem to mind selling additional licenses for bootcamp partitions, why doesn't Apple do the same and make a handsome profit? That's all I have. I'm a bitter college student who wanted the fun of a Mac but his responsible budget planning wouldn't allow for it. And the petulent 3 year-old child in me blames Steve Jobs for this. And before someone reads this as some kind of serious shot at Apple and flames me, it's not. I really liked the MBP, hence my posting here the last few weeks. Thanks to those who gave me advice when I was asking about MBP's. Carry on, Apple users. I'll join you someday when I get a grown-up job that doesn't involve an hourly wage.