Yeah I'm not fond of quite so much silver, but prefer the 7900, so I'll probably live with the silver all over. Red looks nice just wish that had been red and black.
One observation though, from the photos it looks like they changed from copper to aluminum heatsinks internally (take a look inside the back vents). That could be prototype stuff but it would be a sad step imo, if it were true. That might limit your future upgrades if it had a lower heat maximum than the M170.
Just not enough black imo, oh well... but guess I'll live. M1710 has more of what I want. Have to get an order in around all you crazy folks who will be filling up Dell's bandwidth on me! Shoulda offered a blue one... lol
So if its only red or black which are people going to take?