Hi, please excuse my English, as I am not very fluent. Here's my very short story about my recent purchase of my new "older" macbook pro. A couple of days ago, I walked into my university's computer store to look at the Unibody models available on display, it was my 3rd or 4th time interacting with the Unibody macbook & unibody macbook pro. While chatting with the friendly store rep about the new machines and telling him that I am saving for a 17" Unibody, he stops me and asks me how much money do I have saved so far. Then he leaves me for a very bried moment and returns with letter sized 8.5x11 piece of paper with a black & white photo and specifications of an older macbook pro model. He proceeds to tell me that they have only one brand new "older" macbook pro left, MB134LL/A, they had one more unit remaining: 2.5Ghz, 512 VRAM, 2Gb, 250Gb-5400. I look at the price ... my mental jaw, dropped ! This was $800 below its original price ! I asked the rep if the screen was glossy or matte, one reason I wanted the 17" Unibody is that I have the option of have a matte screen as opposed to the 15" Unibody that does not have that option. The rep tells me that the MB134LL/A in stock is a matte screen model. Plus, this model comes with the 512MB video card. I was in another world for a few moments. This is really just another product that will eventually get old and becomes obsolete like all the previous models, however, I have never felt my emotions shift in such a way. I blanked out of the conversation within seconds and just reflected on how one of my wishes of owning a Macbook Pro might just happen way sooner than i expected. I did not buy it. I went home that day and the whole night, browsing through many websites, from ebay to local computer stores trying to find that model for the same price. Nothing matching that price. Without any exaggeration, I woke up at 4am the next day, which was a friday. I could not go to sleep after waking up at 4 in the morning, I was just brightly awake, I started looking at what accessories to buy so I can protect the casing, the keyboard, the wrist area, the track pad. 4 hours before the university's computer store opened, I showered, got dressed, packed my small PC laptop into its sleeve and left home. I took the bus then metro, an hour and 15 minutes later, I was in front of the computer store. I had arrived one hour and 10 minutes before the opening hour, one of their reps was waiting outside for the rest of them to arrive as they apparently have a morning meeting on Fridays. I sat down, turned on my PC laptop and started surfing the net, looking for more prices that match what I had found at the university's computer store, nothing. A few hours later, I took the following pictures. It is now 3:51am, I charged my new penryn macbook pro for over 24hrs and I am in the process of calibrating the battery. Sigh... the sigh of tiredness from a long day with lots of joy. Thank you to the rep, thank you apple and certainly thank you macrumors and their members for all the information that I need and/or will eventually need and will find here to make my experience pleasant.