After a month or so lurking here I've finally gone ahead, bit the bullet and ordered my Macbook. I got the 2.16 white Macbook. Stock. Ordered with the education discount and a black 30 gb iPod. Ordered it Sunday morning and it's apparently already in Toronto (3 hours away from me atm). It took me a while to decide between white or black. In the end black was not worth the premium for me. HD isn't an issue for me (if it becomes an issue I can get an external) so it all came down to paying the extra 200 just for black. Any tips for a new Mac user? I've played around with a friend's iMac before but I still have a bit to learn. For students: What apps do you use for taking notes?