Ok I am 99.9% sold on getting a mac notebook once leopard (spelling?) comes out. Now I really want the Macbook Pro 15 inch but I don't know if I would be just as happy with a less expensive model. These are the 4 I have designed at apple.com... White Macbook - $2,106. Specifications 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB 120GB Serial ATA drive SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW) Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English iWork '06 preinstalled AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook/iBook - Auto-enroll AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth 15" Macbook Pro - $2,478 Specifications 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo 2GB 667 DDR2 - 2x1GB SO-DIMMs 120GB Serial ATA drive @ 5400 rpm MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW) AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English iWork '06 preinstalled 15.4-inch TFT Display Other 15" Macbook Pro - $2,947 Specifications 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo 2GB 667 DDR2 - 2x1GB SO-DIMMs 120GB Serial ATA drive @ 5400 rpm MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW) AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English iWork '06 preinstalled AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro/PowerBook (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll 15.4-inch TFT Display Or finally A deal that the college I'm planning on attending (Purdue Univ.) has made. It's a White Macbook with the 2.0 GHz processor, 1 gb ram, 60 gb HD. I could also pay to upgrade the ram and HD. It also comes with a 4 yr warranty and an on campus service/technical support, and a "extensive Mac software suite." WIthout the upgrades, it is 1,647.90 + tax So yeah I got a tough decision to make. I have enough money to afford the most expensive one plus I will have the graduation money. Most of all I just want it to be lightning fast so thats why no matter what I am gonna get 2 gb of ram. How much differnce would there be between a 2.0 and a 2.16 gHz processor? I am going to school for business and I am also going to be working at an office. I will be using the computer for school, work, and fun. You can probably imagine what the school and work would be and fun would eventually be web design, photo music and video editing, podcasting, pretty much the works. As far as the screen size, 15" would be perfect. I looked at the 13" macbooks and they seemed a little small. Remember this notebooke will be for entertatinment too. THe only way I would get a 17" was if somehow I aquired a lot of money between now and then. lol. There are probably other things I haven't thought of but thats it for now. So waht do you guys think? Sad thing is after WWDC I might be having to make completely new decisions. lol.