The New MacBook's really don't look like they are for everyone. It's not necessary for you to have the Aluminum bodies, and a GPU. The $999 model is great for most and it has the SuperDrive! *No More Combo-Drives! These are great new machines, but the price is not right for most. Many are asking if the 2.0 GHz is a substantial difference from the 2.4, and it's not going to be that obvious of a difference. As you can see in my information that I'm running a 1 1/2 year old White 2.0 GHz Machine. I have absolutely no trouble doing ANYTHING, but a graphic intensive operation. The GPU appears to be a substantial upgrade from the plastic models. Offering 5 times greater performance. The specs of the game advertised running is as follows: Need For Speed: Carbon System Requirements: Mac OS X version 10.4.9 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor or higher 1GB of RAM ATI X1600, NVIDIA GeForce 7300, or higher video card (Intel GMA950 chipset not supported) 6GB hard disk space DVD-ROM drive So it is capable of more than the specs above. But it depends on how far into gaming you go. You may need to think this over a bit, because the MacBook may not have just enough power for some things you may do. Waiting might also help, in that we need to see some real world experience before Apple's "5X more graphics power than previous generation" can be taken seriously. It's also tricky to determine the reliability of the new MacBook. Simply based on the materials used, we should see a lower failure rate based on my common sense alone. Beyond that, I could not tell you. Apple Care decisions are iffy, but is probably a good idea. This is something that most people don't know. You can wait up to one year from the date of purchase to buy AppleCare. You'll get the same 3-year plan as if you bought it when you first purchased your device.Source: http://www.tuaw.com/2008/03/06/to-buy-applecare-or-not/ Backlit keyboard information is different on the configuration page, but not on the Tech Spec's Page: I would trust someone saying it lacks something over it having an additional feature. One would not mess up taking away a feature whereas not making the difference between two models would be a more expected mistake- or at least your would think... This is a sweet machine, but for the price it's going to be interesting to see if the Mac consumers will accept the new models. Also, 128GB Solid State Drive [Add $600.00]. Not bad... It's too bad there's no backlit keyboard in the 2.0GHz model... Simply a General Discussion Thread. The decision is obviously yours to make, this is just to help.