I've been reading these MacRumors forums religiously, trying to find out about the impending update of the Macbook Pro line. A few people have been writing wishlists about what they'd like to see in the new notebooks, but many have been ridiculous and unrealistic. Here's what I'd like to (realistically) see. - Intel Arrandale CPU (dual core. I think quad core seems unlikely until at least the second quarter of 2010) - 4gb RAM standard on 13" models. 8gb standard on 15" and 17" models. RAM Configurable up to 12gb (16gb??). - Lower prices for the SSD drives and the ability to choose whether you want SSD or HDD. HDD drives still available with capacity configurable up to 1TB (2TB for 17"). I reckon standard: 13"/low end 15" - 320gb HDD / 128gb SSD mid/high range 15" - 500gb HDD / 256gb SSD 17" - 1TB HDD / 512gb SSD - Battery life ~the same (noticable improvement unlikely because of the more powerful CPU) - Unibody design stays the same, but with a smaller black border around the screen. - This one isn't realistic, fyi: Lack of optical drive. I think I'm in the minority in hoping for this. I think blu-ray is out of the question until late 2010, even 2011, but I'd like to be able to have the option of another hard drive in place of an optical drive. - USB 2.0. 3.0 Just won't happen until 2011, if at all. - GPU capability increased, but not hugely. Price: About the same as currently. Possibly a very slight reduction or increase in price. It could go either way. I'm hoping for a reduction Released: I'd love for it to be 11th or 13th (Apple like wednesdays). Realistically, though, I'd say 22nd-27th. My money's on 26th. What do you guys think?