Hello, Just sharing my story - The new Macbook Pros are way out of my price range and I can't justify purchasing such an expensive model when all I really need it for is word processing, powerpoint presentations and Photoshop. So I went the clearance route and bout the 2.4GHz MacBook Pro from the previous generation. I am super super concerned about the graphics card failing, but I decided to take a chance because I'm just not interested in buying a PC notebook and dealing with troubles I absolutely know will exist in owning one. After I ordered from the clearance store (with edu discount), I found that amazon was offering the same model for just over $71 off. When I tried to cancel my order through apple support, they actually offered $75 off before taxes and so I readily took that. I'm disappointed their notebooks no longer come with a remote. Sellers on Ebay currently have them for <$10, so I'll most likely buy from there. I'm close to having buyer's remorse with this known GPU problem, but it's my own fault - I own a PowerBook G4 1.25GHz and I dropped it a short time ago. One of the RAM slots is now defunct and I seem to be getting a poor connection to the screen (I get a whole bunch of static lines going across it sometimes). Otherwise, this notebook was all aces, zero problems in 5 years. Now it freezes on me every now & then. I hope I'm not disappointed with this purchase. Is there a site (or thread) someone can refer me to that tracks failure complaints with the 8600s?