So, I went to an Apple Store today to buy the 13" 2.53 GHz MBP. After waiting for about 20 minutes for a Mac Specialist (I had to check in with the Concierge at the front...service wasn't good, and the store was understaffed), I was told that the store was sold out of that model. I called around, and basically every Apple Store in Illinois was sold out of that MBP model. Online, it's showing 7-10 days. This begs the question if I should just order the 2.26 and upgrade the HD and the RAM, rather than waiting another week or two. I'd save about $150 too, probably even more with the EDU discount. I've never seen an Apple Store sold out of computers before (iPhones, sure, but not MBPs). Looks like not even Apple anticipated the demand for these models. Then again, I kept hearing the Mac Specialist with his salesman approach..."Oh yeah, with prices this good, people want to buy them, especially with the back-to-school promotion..." blah blah blah...shoulda told me that you were sold out before I waited 20 minutes! Yeah, I should have called ahead, but I never thought I would need to for a MBP!