Even though you might desperately want it, I’d hold off on getting Apple’s new 17-inch MacBook Pro. Some problems have arisen when the discrete graphics chip, the NVidia 9600M starts to work. Annoying green lines have been reported. The Apple support forums are lit up with complaints. There are some temporary work arounds, but nothing permanent. Hopefully, a firmware update will take care of this issue. If not, it’s going to be related to a hardware issue. Maybe this is why the MacBook Pro was delayed a few weeks ago. This has happened before.