I start uni in Januray but i need a notebook by late november. I desperately want a core 2 duo macbook because i plan to use it for 3-5 years. the problem is that aside from the millions of rumors about the release there has been no definate news to when it will come out! . I am in a dillema- should i take the risk and wait till the last moment to buy it or instead go to my second option- the Acer Ferrari 1004WTMi or even a dell XPS m1210. I have never used an apple computer before and was looking foward to getting a macbook but it would seem that the merom chips would take a while. What do i do?? I have only used an apple computer for short periods of time and i would expect i would take some time getting used to the new OS. Do you give in and just get a core duo or wait for the core 2 duo? or worse yet get an acer or dell?