Disclaimer: Sorry if I come off as bothersome but I want to make sure I make the right choice before I buy. I know, I usually hate these topics but my main question is will merom MB's come out by the 16th of September? 64 bits is the only reason why I care. Do I need it now? not really, can I wait? yes but I dont want to I've been waiting since June (Birthday Present) I kind of get the feeling like im comming off as annoying, anyways I REALLY need help, my dad and I were talking and he offered to purchase a MB for me today. But according to a thread I saw, rumor is Merom is coming soon to both the MB and MBP, so I told my dad I'd rather wait since Leopard is 64 bit as well as Vista (regardless of how much you bash Microsoft you can't deny you sometimes need it or its products). But now I'm getting impatient since I'm done with summer reading I'm intrested in watching movies and playing games before school starts, which starts officially Sept.4 but orientation starts Aug. 28 I'd rather get a MBP especially since I'll hopefully be starting a new job soon and can pay the difference later on. I'm not much into games or photo editing, but if I get a laptop I will be playing Madden 07, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and The Godfather. Like I said I will be watching DVDs too. Since I bounce from place to place occasionally I was intrested in getting one of those PC Cards from Verizon (especially since it works in the Metro) and only the MBP has this slot. My main concern is being future proof, I plan on hopefully studying Pharmacy but don't plan on keeping this system for the next 6-7 years. The reason why I'm asking is because I would like to order before Sept. 16 with the current iPod promotion, I know its foolish to expect to get the best of both worlds but I was hoping I could order and exchange. But the problem is I want a BTO system 1 Gig Ram and 100 GB HD, I guess 80 GB is enough although I want as much space as possible. I'm also intrested in buying an XboX 360 (is it worth getting?) I'll be getting EZTV to record South Park episodes during the 2nd half of the 10th season can I hook up a 360 to it? Thanks for all your help! This place is the best!