just picked up my macbook today black, 2 gigs of ram. it is perfect, no mooing no noises, cant really even hear the fan unless you put your ear right on it, and that is with it charging and ripping cds while using im clients and surfing the net. when i first turned it on it wasnt as speedy as i thought it would be, but after i zapped the ram and repaired permissions, its snappy as anything. the screen is perfect, no dead pixels at all keyboard is wider than im used to , feels wider than my iMac's bluetooth keyboard. it is luke warm in the top left area, but certainly no where even near 'hot' at all. and the rest of it is cool. im also in a pretty warm room with the heater on (tis winter down here) the only thing that was annoying was the trackpad button wasnt responding unless i pressed harder than it took it to click, but i removed the battery and pressed on the metal circle like somone said to do in the apple discussions on apple.com and its working fine now very happy with it, and im glad i got rid of the 12" powerbook for it also glad i went with black, its gorgeous.