http://en.expreview.com/2008/09/04/...windows-prepare-for-holiday-refresh-2009.html The Auburndale version of Nehalem, designed for mainstream notebooks (MacBook, MacBook Pro) has been delayed until January 2010. The performance version of Nehalem, Clarksfield isn't coming out until Q4 2009. This should be good news for anyone that wants to buy a MBP in the next few months (like me ) since we won't see a huge performance leap until at least a year from when the next MBP is released. It would make a lot of sense for Apple to redesign the MBP now, which is probably why they've been taking so long to release a MBP with the Montevina chipset. If they didn't release a redesigned MBP now, then there would be a full four-year gap between the original MBP design and a new one. I wonder what Apple would do in 2009. Update the MBP at the end of '09 and then update it again two months later? Will they keep the same model all year? Switch over to AMD (I couldn't see them doing that)? Design a custom chipset for the MBP? At least this is good news for anyone looking to buy now since it would be stupid for Apple to wait until Nehalem to release a redesigned MBP.