Yeah I agree, I think it will be the plus version with the laser. That said, I have just checked the SF spring 2008 catalogue & the saw is shown at the £289 price but there is no mention of a laser in the bold key features list just the "Fitted with laser flange as standard for more accurate cutting" in the description. I think it's safe to say that most people would assume from this that there was a laser fitted, so if you were to buy this saw & it didn't have the laser I think you would have very good grounds for complaint. I'm contemplating buying the Metabo but I noticed the Bosch PCM8S which looks a nice piece of kit. http://www.bosch-do-it.co.uk/boptocs2-uk/Product.jsp?country=GB&lang=en&division=hw&ccat_id=95291&objectid=9842 I know the Bosch isn't a Blue professional version but I would imagine it will be as well made as they are & it's capacities are slightly better than the metabo @ 70mm depth & 282mm width. Hmmm...decisions... decisions...what do you think?