I have a 3 year old 2006 white macbook (June). (The low-end one with 1 gb ram and a GMA950.) It has been a really good computer for me. I used for my school work and now my university work (I need it unix). I also play warcraft 3 on this machine regularly (And this machine is not enough if you're playing on a big map Dota is fine though. ). The battery has also died around a year ago. should've gotten Apple Care. The up arrow key died last month, because I spilled water on it. I'm going to consider getting a new mac laptop. (guess it'll be the MBP its cheaper than what I bought this macbook for...) But how does MacBook (Pro) computers fare compared to the 2006 low end macbook? I'd like to wait till a new computer that is at least twice as fast for the same or less price before I actually replace this. So how fast are the newest laptops, in the same price range ($900-$1500)? I didn't upgrade to the newer white macbooks primarily because they looked the same. Also, back then I read some articles about how they were (only) 27% faster. But what about now? Will the Nvidia graphics card make performance better with Snow Leopard? And , given its dead battery and dead up arrow key, the 1gb ram, 60gb hard disk, and the GMA950, would it be worth my time to sell it on Ebay? if so, how much do you think this can fetch? I'm looking at the 160 gb Macbook Pro as a possible replacement. I don't really mind hard disk space because I've already gotten a portable hard disk for this macbook. How fast really are the newest laptops compared to this 2006 macbook? (E.g in terms of launch times of applications with a dozen applications open. and graphics card performance, and games I can now play beside wc3) Thanks alot.