First of all, I'm sorry if there are already threads on this (I think I've seen them too). I tried searching a few times and couldn't come up w/ anything. Well, I NEED a new notebook within the next three weeks. At first I was set on getting a MBP when they get the merom update. Now that I think about it though, I'd prefer to get one that incorporates santa rosa since it seems like a much more major update. Soooo....what I'm thinking about doing is getting a black MacBook to hold me over for the next 6 months or so, and then ebaying it and buying the new MPB. Is it pretty similar in speed to the MBP when dealing with everyday stuff like web browsing, etc.? Also, should I consider upgrading the ram since it has only 512 megs?