Also, to those of you out there who are complaining about the high price... why do you think so? Are there comparable laptops out there for much cheaper?
I don't think asking if there are comparable laptops out there is the right question to ask. I don't see a single Windows user finally coming to Mac just because of this model.
The question is how does it compare to the other 15" Mac Book Pro? Why is this screen option limited to this thinner model. They are asking their customers to choose amongst trade-offs. Want the new screen and slightly decreased weight but willing to give up an optical drive, ethernet etc... buy this new model. It shouldn't be that choice. Both the standard 15" MBP and the new thinner one should have all three screen options (1440x900, 1680x1050, 2880x1800).