Hi Im new to the world of Mac and I have to say this site is a godsend. I'm going to buy my frist Mac. I have spoken with a rep about the MacBook but hearing that MBA is the "next generation of Macbooks" Im thinking I should be looking at one of those. Power and memory wise my main tasks are word processing, music, internet, etc - nothing too taxing. Is there any suggestion that the standard Macbook will be updated in this quarter? Or is it on the way out completely? For me the fact that it has the superdrive and better specs for more or less the same price as the MBA has just stopped me from going out and buying the MBA now. Also could the MBA be updated from the core 2 processor drives to the icores? Thanks for all your help. Im kind of addicted to this forum now!