Hey I noticed the starting price listed for the 17" MBP is listed as $2799 on the apple site. And yes when you go to price it out the initial price is $2799, but notice what happens if you change from a 1gb stick of ram to 2 x512mb of ram...instant $100 price drop. Crucial hasn't updated there site yet for the 17" MBP but I imagine taking that $100 to them will get ya closer to 2gb without dropping the $300 - $400 apple is charging. EDIT: Ok looks like the 17" takes the same as the 15", so 2 x 1gb stick cost: 308.98. With Crucial 2 x 1gb sticks of ram from Crucial So $2699 + $308 = 3007 With 2 x 1gb sticks of ram from Apple $3,099.00 hmm ok, may not be worth while $2799 (with 1gb stick from apple) + 154 = $2953 I guess if you have no need for more than 1gb of ram you can save $100, but if your upgrading it's not worth while.