First off, I would like to say that I've been lurking here on MR for a while now, with this being my first thread. Like so many others on this forum, I was anxiously awaiting this anticipated MacBook Pro update to feature the core iX series processors. This was going to be my first Mac purchase as I wanted to get one right after an update to get the most bang for my buck. Unfortunately, users looking to go for or upgrade to the 13" were let down by this update. I already know that MBP are quite expensive for their specs, but releasing new 15" and 17" models with the iX series but failing to include them in the 13" model is unacceptable, ESPECIALLY for the (basically) same price. The updates to the 15" and 17" models overall seem to be fairly decent (new processors, above-average graphics, 15" got HD) while the 13" got shafted. Also note that other companies such as Sony and HP have already come out with 13" notebooks that include core i5 processors. For those that don't know, the 13" MBP includes the following improvements over last year's refresh (specifically 13"): -Minor processor speed bump up to 2.4GHZ or 2.66GHZ -Default 4GB RAM up from 2GB -INTEGRATED NVIDIA GeForce 320M (256MB shared memory) -Default HDD size up to 250GB from 160GB (credit to kny3twalker) -Up to 10 Hour battery life If you haven't read up on the news yet head over here to compare the MBP models: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs-compare.html Because of expected responses such as how the speed-bumped Core 2 Duo processors would be good enough, I will say up front that I don't want to pay that much for outdated technology that was obsolete at the beginning of 2010. For a notebook that I expect to be using 3-5 years down the road, I do not want to be stuck with old tech, especially with new software expected to take advantage of these new iX processors. As a PC user prepared to take the switch for 6 months now, I will unfortunately continue to wait for the next refresh . Thinking optimistically, the 13" MBP could receive another refresh at WWDC or whenever Apple decides to update the MB and MBA.