There are so many posts on this subject and everyone has their take on it. Some newbies can get very confused so lets look at it like this. Some have a laptop as their primary computer and need the newest and fastest because it is their only computer. Waiting makes sense. It all depends on what you use it for. I have an iMac and I returned my iPod Touch to Costco and used the $420 to offset the price of the least expensive MacBook. I did this because I was only using the Touch for WiFi. I rarely used it as an iPod so now I have a great laptop to use for WiFi. I bought 4GB of Crucial memory and it screams. I regularly get 15-20 MB/sec on Cox and I'm happy. I love new gadgets and I probably would have been happy with the new ones when they come out too. Oh, I got the Educator price $999 and then sold the 8GB iPod on Craigslist for $150 and made some young kid really happy. So... if you need a MacBook now, buy it. You won't be sorry.