Things she needs it for: - Facebook - Paying bills, checking email - Word Processing - Internet She's not a web/graphic designer, nor is she a gamer. I mean, I guess I could have pushed her for a netbook style device, but the subpar performance of traditional netbooks sways me to an MBP. Questions - How is the performance of the C2D compared to the '09 model ? Marginally better? What is the actual processor being used? E8400? - Likelihood of refresh? I know its been asked many times, but what are the chances of an i5 on the 13' in the coming months? - Go for upgrade to 2.66ghz? $300 price difference to go from 2.4 to 2.66 and some extra HDD space doesn't seem worth it. - How hot does it run? Does the bottom surface of the MBP get really warm after prolonged use? Furthermore, if I put laptop on top of a pillow or blanket, would the MBP get hotter? Currently my Lenovo Thinkpad T400 does not have any heating issues. My previous HP laptop was horrendous with regards to heat management. - MBP 13" can be hackintoshed? If I go hackintosh route, would all the drivers work? (ethernet driver, sound, chipset drivers) I know, its a lot of questions, but I hope to get them answered by you all. edit: whats a good case to get that a woman wouldn't mind carrying? UPDATE: she ended up with the 13" MBP. Looks great!