Im in the market for a notebook as i realised i cant live on a desktop alone and need mobility for school. I tried to get a 12" PB on ebay but the ones available are either marred (where the seller is trying to dump it on someone who doesn't know better) or the decent ones want you to pay £600 or more, which is the price of a MacBook which is vastly superior So i've been leaning towards getting a MacBook since it'll allow me run VMWare which is a bonus. I almost pressed the 'place my order' button at the Apple store (today is the last day to order in order to get it before christmas) but something kept holding me back saying "wait for the ultraportable". Generally i'm not a fan of UPs because they tend to be a little too underpowered i.e sacrifice performance for portability but i guess i'm trying to give Apple the benefit of the doubt in this case to see what they come up with. Also i have a powerful desktop already so my performance demand can be relaxed a little this time Anyway, the only reason i'd get a UP is if it was the same price or cheaper than the the current BlackBook. I dont care for penryn until Montevina is out so SR/Merom is fine for me. Is there any chance this will be the case or will it be like other ultraportables which seem to charge and arm and leg. Basically is it possble for the UP's price to not exceed £999 and also would it be powerful enough to handle VMWare and basic Aperture?