On CultofMac.com today they had an article about a guy making predictions for Apple in 2011. http://xverse10.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-years-prediction-for-2011-from-x.html This is what he said about the MacBook Pro - Apple will shock the world with redesigned MacBook Pro line that will be similar to MacBook Air by removing the optical drive so expect a 17" MacBook Pro weighing in 4.7 lbs. Apple New MacBook Pro will retained the back-lit keyboard,*Firewire 800 port and USB 2.0 ports. USB 3.0 haven't reached mass market saturation on usage*so Apple won't add production costs for something less than 5% of the Mac Community will use. The Core i5 will be 2.66GHz with a The 2.8GHz Core i7 will be the standard on high end and 2.93GHz Core i7 will be the build-to-configure order option. Samsung in 2009 did achieve a single 8GB DDR3 SODIMM so*expect a*16GB DDR3 memory configuration in 2011 MacBook Pro line.*Expect lower prices on SSD especially the 512GB to be lower by 15-25% from last year models. Expect a 768GB SSD Option. Also expect 256GB SSD to be a standard on the high-end MacBook Pro line. Display will still be 16:10 on some MacBook models like the Air*but MacBook Pro*line may get a 16:9 option. This is a plus because there will be more screen resolution like the 17" will be a*17.3" with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. Summer 2011 Back to School Promo will be the best Apple ever had in its history. Why? Think of buying a MacBook Pro and getting a 8GB iPod Touch 4th Generation with FaceTime for FREE! Yeah and you will get up to $229 off the other iPod touches too so the 32GB will be $70 and 64GB will be $170. Plus now that Epic Games released Unreal Engine 3 Development Kits for iOS well as Infinity Blade expect it to be a dominate gaming console. What do you guys think? Also would you prefer for this to happen to the Pro line?