Ok, I've only got 3 more weeks that I can wait before I have to order a new computer. What I'm looking at is this: Dual 1.8GHz PM 1.25GB RAM (stock 256 + 3rd party 2x512) Stock 80GB hard drive as OS/Apps disk 3rd Party 120GB or 160GB HD for everything else ATI Radeon 9600XT Bluetooth Module + wireless keyboard/mouse 19" flat screen CRT Total ~ $2350 with edu discount What could I reasonably expect at the low end after the eventual update? Bump to 2.0GHz, probably 512MB stock RAM, maybe the 9600XT becomes stock. POSSIBLY PCI-X, but I really don't think I need PCI-X. Anything else? (Tiger not included, I'm going to have to buy that for my laptop anyway) So basically I'd most likely gain a 200MHz processor bump and 256MB more ram (making it 1.5GB over 1.25GB after the 3rd party RAM) Is this really worth the wait? I don't NEED the computer right now, but I know I'm definitely missing out on the enjoyment of it by waiting until the bitter end. But I've been hearing everything from "updates in the next couple weeks" to "upgrades in april/may/june" and I really don't want to order the computer 2 weeks before it gets updated. I'd kick myself if right after I get my computer, I find that I could have gotten a better computer for cheaper if I'd just waited a bit longer. This computer needs to last me a LONG time too. I do a lot of photoshop work, and a decent amount of logic work (nothing professional). I'll also be in grad school soon doing biological research, and I'd like to have a fast computer to process data (and not be stuck with stripped down PCs in the lab) What do you think? Is it worth the wait? I might be able to pull off waiting a bit longer than 3 weeks if it will be worth it.