So, the last decision I'm trying to figure out is, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz or is 3.06GHz really worth it? At least on the Australian Apple Store website the cost of going from 2.8GHz to 3.06GHz is almost prohibitive at about $430 What I plan to use on the MBP: -iLife and iWork -VLC / Quicktime video -Web Surfing -Sims 3 (but no other gaming really) Not overly taxing I think. Right?! I also plan on buying an 2010 iMac, when it comes. Which may do some audio or video encoding.