So I finally pulled the trigger. I went to the mac store. I explained that I was interested in getting the 2.0ghz unibody but I was hesitant because there might be an upgrade and thus a price drop in the 2.0. The manager was very nice and said that if I bought it and there was a price change in the next 2 weeks he would honor that and price match it. So I bought the 2.0 ghz at 1249 with the educational discount, I got the free 229 ipod touch and I bought a 99 dollar printer with then a 99 dollar discount. I was going to sell the iPod touch but my GF fell in love with it and so I sold it to her for 150. I'm planning on selling the printer for another 50 which gives me another 200 off the price. So final price 1099 for a new one. and if there is a price drop (as I expect in the next 2 weeks, I will get it for 999+tax.) Now I'm going to have to scourge the forum for tips on getting my macbook up to par. Thanks everyone for all your help. Its pretty much perfect with a new screen, just one small stuck pixel near the dock.