After this latest update, I'm really struggling to decide now, more than I was before. I really love the new revisions to the MB and its everything I would probably use and need and more... but the price even with the student discount ($1249) is really spreading what money I have left, very thin! Now, I'm tempted to buy the older MB ($949). But I don't want to deal with the plastic (cracking armrest etc) now that i've seen the aluminum and the strength the new construction will have. I have the money either one, it all comes down to if I want to spend the extra $300 for the new one. Reasons to buy New MB: *Aluminum/stronger design *increased specs *feels good to have the new one (I admit it...I lack humility ) *Multi-touch Glass Trackpad *its sexy Reasons to buy Old MB: *more affordable *sufficient for schoolwork *It's not windows Can you convince me one way or the other? I'm just real undecided today...I'll probably have my mind made up by the weekend (when I'm buying the notebook) Thanks!