It's crazy that Apple hasn't updated the Macbook line in over 400 days! According the to Buyer's guide that is over twice the average refresh cycle! Obviously Apple is losing interest in the Macbook. What do you think is the future of the macbook line? Will the MB disappear as the MBA replaces it as the low end notebook? Or do you think Apple will start giving the mb the updates it deserves? The MB is the ONLY mac line that has just ONE product. There are 5 MBP's, 4 MBA's, 4 iMacs, 4 Mac Pro's, and even 2 Mac Mini's (which is widely regarded as perpetually being ignored and black sheeped by apple). If apple wants the mb to be its' budget notebook line you gotta get it cheaper than the $999 which is equal to the MBA. I'm sure Apple could update the current $999 macbook significantly and offer an additional model (comparable in specs to the current mb) that drops the entry level price to $799. That would be huge! When was the last time you could buy a mac notebook for less than $999?