I just sent off feedback to Apple requesting both firewire and dedicated graphics in the Macbooks. If you feel the same, please write your own letter! http://www.apple.com/feedback/macbook.html Here's my letter: ------- Hello. I am a prospective customer of a new Macbook. However, I wanted to express my displeasure about the lack of certain critical features on the latest Macbook. First of all: Firewire. On my current Macbook, I use Firewire for both Time Machine backups every single day, and for connecting my digital camera. Firewire is simply the fastest data transfer medium available. When backing up multiple Gigabytes on a TM backup, there is no time to sit around waiting for the backup to complete. I need it done as fast as possible, so I can get on the go again. As a student, I don't have time to wait around for a slower USB 2.0 backup to complete. And I need digital camera connectivity. I cannot afford to buy completely new devices simply to accommodate the lack of a firewire port. The lack of dedicated graphics in the Macbook is also another disappointment. While the latest Macbook has updated integrated graphics, they are still nothing like dedicated graphics. As a college student, I enjoy playing 3D games in my free time. But as a relatively poor student at a community college, I cannot afford a $2000 Macbook Pro, which has dedicated graphics. Dedicated graphics exist as a build-to-order option in every PC $799 or greater. Why is there no build-to-order option for dedicated graphics even on the $1599 Macbook? Thank you, Apple, for taking the time to read my comments, from a concerned prospective buyer.