I purchased a Black MacBook back in May 2007 and recently this year I have watched it basically slowly die; I have ended up taking it in for repair after repair: Repair #1: New palm rest & superdrive Repair #2: Logic board repairs (not exactly sure what they did) and new heatsink Repair #3: Backlight began to randomly flicker, wireless card kept disconnecting (with multiple brand new routers) and other weird issues Because this retail store I bought it from was unable to service it the third time, and I had their extended warranty, I received a store credit for a MacBook equivalent to my stock MacBook specs (Roughly $1,200 CDN). Now, I made a stupid decision....I attempted to go back to PC (after realizing everything I was doing in post secondary was Microsoft based Visio, Access, etc). I bought a Dell XPS 1340 with my store credit and put a copy of Windows 7 Pro x64 from MSDN right away on it. Let's put it this way; I lasted less than 2 weeks on that XPS before I relized that was a stupid decision, returned it, and got my store credit back. I am a student and I really do need a laptop for class. I want the upper end MBP 13 (C2D 2.53ghz, 4gb Mem, 250gb HD) but, is there any rumours or expectations for an upgrade to the MBP lineup before Christmas, or should I just buy one now? I did see this article, but it's hard to say if new ones would come out right before Christmas.