I know there have been similar threads, but I need an answer to this ASAP (want to buy today, actually). I want to upgrade from my PB G4 15" 1.5Ghz to the 17" MacBook Pro. Speed does matter to me. I am going to Europe for several months on Tuesday, but can only buy the MBP here in the US (where I am right now) due to the academic discount I get here. So I would LOVE to buy the MBP 17" TODAY, but want to make sure it's a good time to buy. Should I go out and buy a Macbook Pro 17" TODAY? How likely is it that they will upgrade it to the 2.33Ghz within a few days/weeks? And will the 2.33 just be a built to order option that you'll have to pay for, or will they upgrade the MBP to 2.33 and keep the pricepoint the same? And when would they do that? Any day, or weeks out? Also, what is a reasonable guess for MBP's to actually be upgraded to Merom, and could someone summarize how large the benefits of Merom will actually be? Like, will I want to shoot myself in the leg if they upgrade to Merom in Sept, or will this just be a slight speed advantage? Finally, what if I buy today and, say, in 2 weeks they bump to 2.33 Ghz. Can I take the MacBook back and get a 2.33 model for a restock fee if it's been opened, or not? Can I do this in Europe if I purchased the MBP here? And if I buy now and a Merom one comes out in Sept, would it only cost me a few hundred bucks to sell my current one on Ebay and buy a new one then? I am basically sick and tired of the PB G4 and dying to get a new one before I leave for Europe -- but I don't want to be mad at myself if 3 days from now they update to 2.33 Ghz. What's your take on this? Please? What should I do? I am leaning towards buying... but am confused, especially after the 2.33 rumors.