i just noticed today that the current ibooks lack any type of expansion port. even those these are "value systems" i'm still a bit disapointed that there is no expansion port. i'm really hoping that the new macbooks will ditch the internal modem and maybe use part of that extra space for an express card slot. i really need audio in and out without having to buy some type of usb2 expansion. however, it would be less bulky and better if there was an expansion port where i could plugin a sound device. i know i could get a macbook pro, but by the time you upgrade the ram and up the hard drive space one notch, and get applecare, its a bit too high for my blood. what are the chances the new macbooks will have an expansion card slot?