@everyday_essential : Thanx a lot for the useful update.
Please take time to answer my following queries also
1) how many days did the shipping take after the order?
2)whats the final price u paid including taxes?
3)did u experience any heating issues with the laptop?
4)is your wireless card functioning stable?
I ordered it on Thursday morning, they shipped it out Friday, I paid for extra for express shipping and received it on Monday. It was 1 day shipping but you know the weekend doesn't count for UPS
Final price will vary depending on tax for your state, if you are a member of costco (or if you become a member), & shipping. I paid just over $1000.
I've only had it a day but I've experiences no heating issues nor any issues with the wireless.
Overall I'm very happy with my purchase. It wasn't cheap but it had all the features I wanted at a price I was willing to pay.