Many thought that the lower end Macbook laptops will use Core Solo chips or Core Duo's at 1.66Ghz. It now seems very possible that the Macbooks will use the Core Duo lineup for many months to come, while the pro laptops will offer the newer Merom chips coming this August. That's why they waited out with the Macbook for so long: They wanted to sell as much as possible of the MBP as to the pros. At this point in time, if you can't really resist, it appears the best option would be to wait out the next few weeks until the Merom based MBP's. (Just my opinion). Oded S.