Just for some background info, I have been waiting for a new macbook since before the penryns came out and even decided to wait after that since I was still in school. For the past quarter in school, I have been using a 9 years old sony vaio has a secondary laptop which only has a 300 mhz processor and 64 megs of ram. While opening powerpoint files that were bigger than 64 megs the damn thing would grind to a halt. After using it for awhile, I would go on internet archive and look at other old laptops like something with 128 megs of ram and a 500 mhz processor and I would drool over this piece of **** laptop my today standards. So why I am waiting boils down to me making sure I get the best piece of hardware I can for my next 4 years of grad school. Having used the old laptop for so long today I would appreciate even a slight upgrade to the old one (maybe just a bit more ram/ speed). Since school actually starts before these laptops will be released, I plan on borrowing a dell d630 and use my gaming desktop which should be fine but I am pretty damn sick of dealing with windows vista. Yes I do intend to keep this laptop for a long time at least these next 4 years. Now of course the waiting game absolutely sucks. Maybe when i get more information on these new laptops in august I may just 86 this entire waiting game.