I just got a 15 inch C2D MBP for $1999. I just couldn't bring myself to get a Macbook, given upcoming improvements that are no doubt in the works, and I wanted something that would hopefully be a strong system even 2-3 years from now. I really need a new system ASAP, as my ibook's power system is failing, and it shut down on me again while I was browsing the apple store. The 2.1 C2D was good, but the 2.33 seemed like a better deal overall, given the 2 GBs of RAM and better video card. What say you all?