Those are the only meaningful changes, along with the price cuts. Please let us know if the screen and battery life are really improved. With regards to the battery life, the old macbook pros with matte screen had a 60 wh battery. The new macbook pros have a battery that's 58 wh. So I am not sure that the battery life will be 7 hours (when on the nvidia 9600 graphics). My matte macbook pro gets somewhere around 3 hours with the 60 wh battery. I'd expect the same for this newest one. So in my mind, not really an improvement.