It's like up and down with Apple. They just don't have a flawless machine in every way. I love MacBook Pros, but I just... Anyway today I sold my 15" to a very accommodating older gentleman who was willing to help me. I had an $1800 budget and was going to basically redline myself by buying a 17" off Amazon, where it's now $2000 - a steal, literally, since there's no tax. Problem is, it's Sunday, I wouldn't get it until Tuesday, maybe Wednesday at the fastest, and I can't be without a MacBook until then as I use it for work. So I swallowed my pride and decided to just get it at the Apple Store - would let me do walk in support anyway. He agreed to buy my 15" with 2GB extra RAM that I'd install for him on the spot, for $1800 - another steal, but I was motivated. So he paid $700 and I paid the rest, and he was fine with that. His first Mac, and he was excited like I was.. I would have gotten the antiglare, but they only carry the super tricked out i7 version with AG. I can't justify nearly $2800 just to get antiglare, so I got the glossy, and I'll just get a Green Onions overlay which is fine. Indoors it's moot, for the most part. Now, I'm loving the extra real estate (same resolution my Gateway had and I'm happy to have it back for my development), but here's some questions. 1: Why is it that Apple trackpad clicks get louder as the MBP size gets bigger? I had a 13" where the track pad click was barely audible. The 15" was a little louder, and the 17" is so darn loud I feel like strangling myself. It's like the innards are hollow, yet I know they aren't. 2: Does anyone know the logic of Apple removing the ExpressCard slot on the 13" and the 15" yet adding it back in on the 17"? 3: These speakers blow the 15" out of the water in terms of the quality of the audio. It doesn't sound overly "discreet" like the 15" did. There's depth to it which I desperately need as a music editing machine. Can't always use my headphones. 4: It's really not heavy at all. Some have said that it's just a heavy machine; I submit those people have never held the Gateway P7805u. 5: This is a nitpick but the Apple logo is not pure white like on my 15" and 13". It's an offwhite and I can't stand looking at it. It also seems to be driven off of the brightness of the screen, yet I seem to recall neither the 15" or 13" being that way. Am I seeing things? Overall I'm satisfied. Probably could have just waited and bought it from Amazon since I opted for the base model...but at least now I can take it right back into that store if something goes wrong. EDIT: a calibrate did indeed resolve the battery issue. Now it reports correctly as around 8-10 hours like it should. Amazes people at work that a laptop this big can last so long when their HPs can't last 25 minutes.