Just got a link to Dell from a friend who is looking to upgrade her laptop, so I took a look at it: http://dellstore01.sg.dell.com/public/cart/configurator.jsp?prd_id=144100&sr_no=2 Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz for under US$900, on and don't forget the US$350 "cash back discount" for online orders... which makes it US$550! Just when I thought that pricing was a once off quirk, I did a search on Australian eBay here and found similar pricing for such specifications. http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Dell-Inspir...QQihZ007QQcategoryZ140080QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Wow, simply just wow. Apple: you pay more than twice for last generation's CPU which runs at a slower clock speed. I don't even know how I am going to push Apple's offering in response to such pricing. Heck, in fact I feel like an idiot for having purchased a Mac Mini at that same price, sans... you know... the screen and other bits that should wrap around it to make it a laptop! To further up the ante, Apple can't even give you that same processor for four times the price Dell is asking! See how disgraceful it is?