Sorry guys, my Dual 1.25G4 FW800 is 6+ years old. Every week someone asks this question, now it's my turn! I never got upset because I found the info people provided useful so hopefully no one will get annoyed at my asking. In light of the conference coming next month, do you feel this is a good purchase right now? I'll get a good price, and my current computer *crawls* with what I use it for. I use lightroom to edit RAW files from my new Canon 5D mark II. I also do a lot of video work and my current mac is very jerky playing the H.264 video files the Canon makes. I need to be able to use FCP. All I've heard about upcoming models is 3G becoming integrated at some point (something I speculated for the MacBookAir last year). No idea if there will be a speed bump since there was just one. I would love to wait for the new Intel architecture I've been reading so much about on here but I honestly don't understand it that well to know how I would benefit. Also I thought I read a post here stating this 2.53 is accepting 4GB RAM chips to allow a full 8GB of RAM but I can't find it anywhere! Can anyone tell me if this MBP will support 8GB!? Anything else I should consider? Thank you all very much for your patience and advice. It is very helpful!