Alright, Im new to the apple world, my grandfather just sent me a giftcard thatll cover my next laptop. But before I get all of the search the board chants, I want you all to know Ive been doing my homework since May. I know all of the basics and I understand that the differences between Merom and Yohan are negligible to the consumer (like me). I understand that the big difference between the two will be distinguishable when santa rosa comes out. I know most of the pros and cons I just have a few questions before I buy a MacBook for college. First of is it really worth the wait? Im not concerned with the latest technology rather this Macbook will be my computer for the next 4 years. Should I be worried about buying a 32-Bit processor when the computing world is heading towards 64-bit. My theory: if I was buying a new TV now there is no way I would buy anything but HD (unless I ahd a tight budget), a year ago I could have gone either way and those few $100 I would have saved seem pointless in this new era. Also I have a few questions on the main difference of 32 opposed to 64 bit. I;ve read a bunch of tech savvy threads about it, but I cant make head or tale of it really. Basically, and in lame-mans terms whats the difference. A few other quick things. When Santa Rosa comes out (Im not waitin for that or playing the waiting game), can I just update my macbook myself? Im guessing no but I was just wondering. Also, should I be worried that in 3 years that 32bit will be obsolete. And lastly; Black or white, I just cant decided? Im sure the thread brought some of the wrong crowd but I think my questions would help the bulk of the MacBook future buyers and may bring up some points the technical people might be overlooking in the consumer market, or I could be totally wrong. Just a thought. Thanks for you help hopefully.