My present laptop died, and thus I need to get a new laptop pretty soon (internship work and stuff). The problem is as the MacBook Pro (I do quite a number of freelance design and video editing work, a MacBook doesn't cut it) was last updated in February, and thus now presents a some S$500-600 premium over a Dell XPS. While I'm used to Premier, I much prefer to use FCP (or even Final Cut Express), but I'm not willing to pay the Mac premium at this point of time for just Mac OS X. In other words, if I buy a laptop today, I will definitely get something along the lines of an XPS or a Vaio. But I'm willing to wait until August, when my school term starts, to get a new laptop. I'm willing to fix my present laptop (a generic, Malaysian laptop) to extend its life for another few months - but honestly, that machine drives me mad: the sooner it gets replace, the better for my sanity. So what's the likelihood of an update within this time frame? If I remembered correctly, during the Back-to-school season, Apple didn't update either laptop or iPod offering until the end of the promotional period - would the same likely to happen again?