Last month I bought a base model macbook from a friend.(New in box) He bought it, and before opening it decided to go macbook pro. So I got it for $850. It was less computer than I wanted, but for the price I couldn't pass it up. I finally upgraded. 2GB Ram made a huge difference. I am a professional photographer and use photoshop a lot. The 1.83 processor does great. I don't see much difference between my 24" iMac and this when it comes to working in photoshop. Yesterday, I received my 160GB Seagate Hard Drive. I am a happy man now. Plenty of free space, and fast. All for less than a new base model price through the apple store. Oh ya, I called Adobe, and they switched my PC license of CS2 to Mac for $5.95 shipping too.