They need to bump the standard from 1 gig to 2.. I have read on here how it is too expensive, and it's the industry standard. I think that's all BS! This isn't Dell, it's not Gateway or IBM. This is Apple and this is supposed to be the "Pro" machine. How many users of this box use 1 gig of ram? This isn't your mom's email box, or the kids school machine.. those are Minis and Imacs. (and I think they should have at least 1 gig standard) This is the Pro.. 2 gig is probably not enough but it will do. A a minimum you should be able to buy the machine with 2 gig for something less than 299. Your Pro offering should be your PRO offering.