...that Apple really isn't discussing how much faster this new machine is than the previous one? The speed focus is only really on the graphics as being an improvement. I remember every time a new comp came out they'd have these green bars that show how the new one is 175x faster than the previous one...and they'd usually do a Photoshop rendering test in the "event" or something like that. This model? Nada. Perhaps its because they aren't really faster & they had nothing to brag about. All the benchmarks coming in that I've seen show the previous version 2.6 is on par or even faster than the current 2.53. I know the clockspeed makes sense but some of the other tests are proving surprising. Actually goes to prove the last model is quite a bargain and was a great machine. Maybe other tests will come in that show the new one is indeed way faster but I haven't seen them yet. I really thought the DDR3 RAM and 6mb of L2 cache would make more of a difference... Anyways, I am finding this interesting. I must admit I was hoping for more of a speed bump than this. I'm still on the fence regarding a refurb or the new one.