I have been itching for a new toy to play with for a while. Right now i have a 2 yr old workhorse (ibm t42) that has not given me any problems. But it is getting pretty old and a new laptop would be great because i will be transfering schools this fall. I have been looking at the 15 inch mbp for a while and im wondering if the recent mbp's still have heat/whine issues that plague the release versions. I use my laptop pretty much anywhere i go and dont always have a flat surface to put it on. Questions... Anyone have first hand experience with NEW like purchased within july/aug mbp's? Should a couple months for the memroms to be released? Mac Noob question what can the touchpad do that other touchpads cant? I am quite fond of the ibm trackpoint ( clit/nub/eraserhead ). Please explain what shortcuts there are if there are any that differ from regular pc touchpads.