...snip... The updated MacBook also incorporates some sensible upgrades from older configurations. Two gigabytes of memory are standard, and a $1,599 configuration adds the wonderful backlit keyboard that Apple had previously reserved for its pricier, pro-oriented laptops. (The online Apple Store indicates that the $1,299 MacBook also features keyboard backlighting, but company spokeswoman Teresa Weaver said earlier today that this listing was incorrect.) http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2008/10/apples_laptops_go_upscale_in_a.html Sorry suckaz, if you want the backlit keyboard, you gotta pay the big bucks!