I was picking up this semester's books at my college's bookstore and they had an ad selling the previous generation Macbook Pro for $1199. The specs for the one in the ad are: 15.4" Widescreen 2.5Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 250GB Hard Drive 2GB RAM (I'd upgrade to 4GB) Super Drive I am currently using my 3 1/2 year old Powerbook G4 and was planning to upgrade this Summer. Lately, I was trying to see if I could do so sooner. I currently don't have enough money for a new MBP, but could pull off buying the one in the ad. Physically, my Powerbook is a little dinged up and while it works fine its having trouble keeping up with me and my tasks. I usually just surf the web and check e-mail, but iTunes constantly takes its time and browsing through iPhoto (I have a 16GB collection) is more trouble than it's worth. Not to mention, I usually have multiple Firefox tabs open and anything having to do with flash or movies is jerky. I have a spare Vista computer in my room for Windows tasks and it would be great to move that out and to run Windows in a Virtual Machine/Boot Camp. I didn't know if the deal alone was worth upgrading now or if I should wait until the Summer to pick up a new MacBook Pro. I tired searching to compare the new ones and it looks like the only differences are the case (I like both designs equally), multiple graphics cards (I don't play games, but plan to do some light DV editing) and the touchpad(Anything notable that was changed on this?). Is there anything I missed that makes waiting for the new ones worth it? Thanks for your help. P.S. My friend works at an Apple Store, I have no idea if he can get a better deal than this.