With the educational discount, a brand new plastic black MacBook 2.4 is $50 less than the aluminum MacBook 2.0. $50 is not a big deal to me. Which should I buy? Here are some facts about me: • I already have 4GB Crucial brand RAM that will only work in the plastic black MacBook. I can't afford the $140 or so to expand the aluminum MacBook's memory to 4GB. • When at home, I always use a 24" Samsung external LCD display at 1920 x 1200 resoultion, which is the maximum resolution that plastic MacBooks are capable of handling. Will the new graphics card on the aluminum MacBook run this display better? • I don't play any games. But I do watch a lot of YouTube and use Skype with a top-of-the line Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro (my friend who I chat with uses the the exact same camera). Will my Skype experience be better with the aluminum MacBook? • During my free time at school, I would like to go into a private study room and use Rosetta Stone to study a foreign language. The audio on the aluminum MacBook is a little better than the BlackBook. • I have a Merom/Santa Rosa white MacBook 2.2 that I'm giving to my parents, but I'm keeping the Hitachi 7200RPM 200GB internal hard drive running 10.5.5. I can just insert this into a BlackBook, and it will automatically work perfectly without me having to reinstall anything. It will not work on the aluminum MacBook unless I reinstall Leopard and all my applications (aluminum MacBooks have a special unreleased build of 10.5.5). This would be a major hassle for me, as I only do clean installs (aka "Erase and Install") because I don't like any residue of previous OS installations since they inevitably decrease performance. • The next MacBook I will purchase will only be when Nehalem and Calpella (or an Nvidia equivalent of Calpella) is released. • While I am very disappointed that Apple killed FireWire from the 13" MacBook line, I have dual-interface (FireWire and USB 2.0) external hard drives and DVD/CD burners that I prefer to use to save wear and tear on my laptop. • I prefer the LED displays on the aluminum MacBook. • I prefer the better WiFi reception of plastic MacBooks, as I am on a college campus everyday. All side-by-side comparisons performed by tech journalists have proved that plastic MacBooks get far better WiFi reception than the new aluminum MacBooks. • I will be attending business school next year, and the black MacBook looks more business-like and "executive"-like than my white MacBook. I need a laptop that appears understated and "professional"-looking. What do you think of all this? All opinions are welcome. Thank you in advance for any help!