My college campus has a deal on the old 2.4 GHz Merom MBP for $1599 this week. I know that some of the posters here got theirs for $1500 (which I would have jumped all over it at that price) but this seems to be the lowest price that I can get the MBP over here. I can also get the new baseline MBP for $1800 (with student discount) I guess my question is that is the new baseline model MBP worth the extra $200 + tax? I do not really care for either the multi-touch feature or the extra 40 GB HDD space. However, I read that the new MBP has improved battery life and runs cooler. These are considered big improvements for me since I carry my laptop around a lot. So, would anyone be able to comment on the performance of the new MBP in regards to battery and heat?