Hello all, Been doing some thinking over the new MBP (which I think I'll get over the MB). And I've came to these conclusions over the prices. These are the two CPU's in the base MBP and the high end one. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...ryn' 2.53GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (BX80576P9500) Top of the line one, costs £252. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...ryn' 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (BX80577P8600) Base one costs £168. 0.13Ghz difference in speed (the L2 cache is up to 6Mb instead of 3Mb on the base one), but I wouldn't worry yourself with that, it is honestly fractures in difference. So £252 - £168, is a £84 difference in the cost between the two CPU's. But if you price up the base MBP to the SAME AS the top of the line MBP. So boost the ram and hard drive from 2Gb and 250Gb to 4Gb and 320Gb. The only difference then is the CPU but the price difference between the two laptops is £180!!! £180 - £84 is £96 premium JUST because you bought top of the line for 0.13Ghz of speed increase. Let's say 3-5%? Which will be noticeable in a benchmark when they stress the components, but in real world, browsing, word, music, you won't even see it. Before anyone mentions the vid card, it's already been proven that it can't really make much use of the extra memory so again that in my opinion isn't worth the price increase on it's own. It should also be noted that if purchased before 31st October using a higher education discount, http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_78186?mco=MTE2MjI (University of Cambridge store) You save yourself AT LEAST another £200. You can make even more savings with the before Oct 31st by purchasing an iPod 8Gb nano. With that you get a £95 rebate from the £109. Using the base MBP, if I sold the nano on ebay for £100, I'd be saving around ANOTHER £90. This brings the price of the laptop £1,103.10 DOWN from £1399. A nice saving IF you know any students at Uni (who doesn't?) and you don't need an iPod (who hasn't already got one?). Personally I'd gut the hard drive and memory, ebay those for perhaps a total of £80, and buy 4Gb from crucial (£90) and the Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 7200RPM (£65), which is about a £50 saving over buying through Apple. Just some food for thought for the brits here. **Flame me if I made a mistake, I'm sure the logic is sound overall.