Yes, college is still several months away, but I was doing preliminary research on laptops, long story short the 15.4" MBP was the best value/price for what I was looking for. I am actually running OSX (10.6.6) right now, on my quad-core system in VMW7, and speedwise it seems to be an accurate representation of what I saw in the store (i.e. instant) SO a few questions: College students, who are in addition power users, how has a MBP held up/holding up? I'll be doing engineering. Are there any caveats or perks that I should know about? Regarding Apple or the laptop in general? Unique software to try now?