Last week I got a 20" iMac. 2ghz Core Duo, 512mb ram, etc. for $1210 cdn Then my parents got some RAM for it, 1GB for $100. I still need a laptop for University but I have $904 store credit at an Apple retailer. So I am gonna get an Macbook (no student discount ) So, its gonna be ($1210 + $100 + $1250) x 1.13 (for tax) - $904 = $1988. But with new iMacs soon (hopefully) and rumors of a price drop since they will be ditching the 17" model I was thinking of returning the iMac and buying a refurbb/student discount macbook with my cash and using the store credit to get an iMac. So say $1500 cdn for the iMac, $1150 for my macbook (after student discount, they have no refurb ones right now ). Thats ($1500 + $1150) x 1.13 - $904 = $2090. So if I returned my iMac and bought from Apple/my university for $100 more I would get the same laptop (or even less if I can find a refurb one, or an older model in some other store) and the brand new iMac or a discounted older model when they clear them out to make room for the new one. Its a little confusing but I think it would be better in the end since the new iMacs are likely to mirror the MBP's that came out which are quite a bit more beefy than my current Core Duo iMac.