I just got the SP2 256/8 last friday. It is simply amazing, I love it. Everything works perfectly. For reference the Lot no. 1403 and it has the 4300 updated CPU. I've been lurking on the forum for a few weeks getting all the advice so thanks to the people who were posting about the CPU, the patches, the power cover, etc., etc., . All of it was really useful for a new user like me. It was very difficult to actually get the 256 version here (Netherlands). By chance one of the local shops had a cancelled order. If it wasn't for that, it's the 128 or wait 2+ more months (completely unknown availability is what they say). I can't believe how it can be a whole real computer (!) when it's next to my iPad 1st Gen, just 3 years old.