I just went to the apple store thinking I was going to get a Macbook. It all sounded so good - the integrated graphics card, the slick new mouse, and of course the gorgeous design. Lets face it people, Apple has made a product that causes many Apple fans to drool. It's so beautiful. It looked so great that I was set on getting the 2.4 Ghz to maximize it's life. This would be the computer that I can live with for a really long time. As I played around with the MB, however, the glow of Apple's marketing wore off and I began to notice some areas that aren't really flaws, but they didn't meet my expectations: 1) The "backlit" screen is dull, and has a limited viewing angle. It was horrible. Barely better than the previous MB but worlds away from the prior gen MBP, which keeps the same screen on the new version, I think. 2) The trackpad, while feeling a little better, isn't really completely a button. It's more of a hinged door resting on a button. This means that you CANNOT press the button no matter how hard you try at the top of the mousepad. Furthermore, pressing the button is really easy at the bottom and it just gets really hard as you go up. Think of a sliver at the top of the new mousepad as large as the previous button that is essentially a dead zone. And the part that you can click on is NOT CONSISTANT. This is huge for those who want to do photoshop work. 3) The integrated graphics, while way better than the previous MB, DO NOT EVEN COMPARE to the p.g. MBP 4)The keyboard..... Look, the chiclet keyboard looks better. But I would argue that a vast majority of people would prefer the MBP keyboard. Why else wouldn't chiclet keyboards not have taken over the aftermarket keyboard scene? Think of what you would prefer to type on if your eyes were closed... 5) Matte screen. Preference? Yes, but a lot better for those who want to do graphic design. 6) Firewire. N'uff said. The final factor that puts the nail in the MB coffin is resale value. The p.g. MBP has become the last, most powerful option for graphic designers who want - maybe even need - firewire and matte screens. I figure in 3-4 years when my applecare (no worrying at all about graphics cards) runs out, I'll be sitting on a computer that I can easily resell - a classic that is still usefull. The best part of it all, I got this beauty of a machine for only 1399 at the apple education clearance store. Get them while you still can! PS don't bother with the 512MB version, they say it makes no difference.