I am new to the community. I have been thinking about changing to Mac for quite a while now and I am proud to announce that I finally feel ready to do it ;-) Just played around with the new MB in a store and really liked the feeling and even more the speed (which is one of the reasons my Windows Laptop has to go now). I do have one question about Apples pricing policies though. According to the Buyers guide were in midseason for the MB/MBP. From what I read here, there is not gonna be a major update soon. So my questions would be: 1. What minor updates can I expect (if any) in the next, say, two to three months? 2. Does Apple ever lower prices between updates? I am used to buying Windows PCs and whenever the hardware got cheaper so did the laptops/PCs. With Apple it seems that I actually get the best value on the day the present a new model because (correct me if I am wrong) the Macbook still costs exactly the same as in October when it first came out. With the difference of course that this is half a year ago and hardware prices should have dropped at least a little bit. So Id buy older hardware for the same price, right? 3. They dont give away free updates to Snow Leopard if I buy my Mac now, do they? What it basically comes down to: I cant buy the Mac before May. I know that the next update will prolly be a small one (like clock speed, etc) and I dont really need the power right now but since I usually use my computers for quite a while, I will need it one day. So a faster Mac might not help me now but will last me longer at the end of its lifecycle ;-) Plus, it would be nice to save the 129 Dollars (or whatever it will be) for Snow Leopard. So, buy in May or wait until when? Are the product cycles of the Buying Guide usually reliable or has that changed over the years? Hmm, a lot of text for an easy question But I hope that way it is clear what my problem is. Thanks for your patience, Basti.