Someone sent me this link today. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B0013FLTNS/ref=nosim/daringfirebal-20 What a deal. I had previously thought about getting the $2500 new MBP's after they were released a few weeks back. For a first time notebook buyer (and first Mac purchase ever) is it worth the extra 1000 for the new ones (no tax via amazon)? Or would I be totally blown away with this model? I know these type of posts show up a lot, and I am sorry, but it ends tonight. Is it worth $1,000 for the new body style, chip architecture, and track pad? Are the 8600s confirmed time bombs? How do the displays compare between the new ones and this one? Other than matte/glossy. I'm talking refresh rate, color's, etc. Apologies all around again for cluttering up your forum with these kinds of posts. But your help would not go unappreciated.