I use my computer at least three hours a day, multi-tasking between music, movies, e-mail, word processing, and chatting. I occasionally use applications like Photoshop or video editing programs. I need a computer that will last me the next three years in school and I need it NOWWWWW! The White MacBook is not an option. Nor is Vista, at least in this stage. BlackBook: - i do not want my computer looking a toy - i don't like the keyboard - i don't like how oily and greasy it gets - i don't like small screen. if i bought it, i'd have to buy an LCD, too. - i don't like the speaker quality - i like the durability - i like the portability - i like the longer battery life - i like the size - i like the fact that the ram and hard drive can be user-replaced MacBook Pro: - i do not want to type on something that feels more like a status symbol than a computer. how can i take this beauty on a train or in a Starbucks? yeesh. - i don't like the $300 extra (student discounts, etc) i will have to pay - i don't like the fact that it isn't easily expandable - i don't like the fragility (or, the fragile feeling) - i like the keyboard - i like the matte screen and screen size - i like the look - i like the idea of having dedicated video memory, even if i won't use it With either model, I will up the ram to 2 gigs. Waiting for Santa Rosa (or, Centrino Pro) is really not an option, but I also doubt that Apple will embrace the new technology if every other computer manufacturer is. I think people are forgetting that Apple is...Apple, and they've always been about distancing themselves from their competitors. There's a reason they used PowerPC chips for so long...They may have switched to Intel, but that was inevitable. Basically, what I want from y'all is...tell me, how big a deal are the "cons" for each. How oily does the BlackBook get? Does the keyboard hurt with extended use? Do your eyes hurt after using the BlackBook for more than 5 hours in a row? Does the MBP really scratch that much? How hard is it to expand?