I am for sure planning on obtaining my own Mac before the fall semester but this wait is killing me.. I guess you can say I don't really need it right now and I could afford the wait. I spoke with some Apple Store employees about the options on waiting and one individual said they offer a free iPod with a Macbook purchase. Is it really worth it? Or also, for the new Leopard OS and Santa Rosa chipset, will they really make a big difference if I wait til the summer to purchase? I am leaning towards getting a Macbook but also looking into a Macbook Pro. My current idea is to wait for a White Macbook 2.0GHz to go up on the Refurbished section for about 899.00 and snag that with whatever RAM/HD is offers. Then I would just upgrade the RAM/HD myself. I would also have to purchase Leopard on my own to factoring that in would make it probably costing close to what a new White Macbook 2.0GHz would cost. Will Leopard be installed in all Macbooks once released and when? Is there a big difference between the current chipset and the new upcoming Santa Rosa chipset? Will the Santa Rosa chipset be installed in the Macbooks (not MBP)? Should I just purchase a low priced iBook/Powerbook now and sell it later on to purchase the new Macbooks with Leopard? My main use for it would be for school assignments and paperwork, iTunes, Photoshop, and basic web surfing and chatting. I do play some games on my PC that I hope to be able to play on a Mac, but I can always play it on my PC nonetheless. Thank you for taking your time reading this post of mine, I know it is probably unnecessary but please don't flame me for my newbiness. Thanks again!