It cost me £1950 for a 15" MBP 2.5ghz Dual core, 4gb Ram, 512mb GPU and 240GB Vertex 2 SSD, 1680x1050 Res. WITH Education discount. This new one clocks in at £1550 with 2.3ghz QUAD core, 8gb Ram, 256gb SSD twice as fast as my Vertex 2 and a Retina IPS display (which are way more expensive than TN Panels) 1GB Keplar Nvidia GPU with DDR5. Also with the Edu Discount. So forgive me for not understanding the people whining about pricing when the rest of the world has to also pay significant Tax included in our pricing also. ( not to mention the bull crap strong $... everyone knows the $ isn't worth the current exchange rate.) Personally I'm grateful this new MBP doesn't cost me £2500 instead of £1550.