I have an 1.42 GHz iBook now but im going to get a Macbook in late August for the start of school. My problem is, i really want the black one, yet its just too expensive with the 2 gig of RAM i want. So i found Small Dog Electronics and they're selling new last generation BlackBooks for $1,279. This seems like a good deal to me because the specs between this Macbook and the current ones dont seem that big to me, but im not sure. Heres what i know: - The hard drive space in the older model is fine with me at 120 gigs. Its twice as much as i have now anyway. - I know i could get a macbook with 2.16 GHz as apposed to 2.0 but its the difference that noticable? (see below) - The superdrive is 6x rather than 8x, is it that noticable? I wont be using it too much, but i will be using it. '- Also, the older model has 2 MB L2 Cache as apposed to 4 MB. Is that much noticable? (again, see below) **What i want to do with with this thing is basically typical student stuff (note-taking, itunes, safari) and a podcast that i do in school. I use Garageband, iWeb, and iPhoto for that. Also, before you mention it, i considered a Macbook pro, but it was too expensive for now. Thanks for any of your help!