My HP laptop has been giving me some fits; odd BSOD's, sleep not working right, general performance issues. I did a clean install (not even an HP "factory restore") 2 months ago and the issues persist. This machine was kind of an impulse buy, it seemed to be a good deal at the time, but it's a C2D and the first Core iX series had just dropped. I've had the pleasure of using a 13" MBP at work for the last 16 months and decided it was time to make the move for my personal machine. Ordered a 15" base model (2.3 i7 quad, 4 GB memory, 500 GB HDD, hi-res screen is the only upgrade), should have it sometime next week. I didn't need the retina, and like that I can upgrade the memory and HDD on this one as opposed to the retina version having zero upgrade path. I will maintain a Windows 7 box for gaming, that's a hand-built machine.