New date just posted to get the machine back. 8/13/08. Hummm, I wonder what the part we are waiting for is?? You know I just got an extra check for 600 dollars for a job I did a while back and in North Carolina there is a tax free weekend. Do I buy a Mac Book?? Is THAT idea nuts? And give the HP when it gets back to my wife? With my education discount and no sales tax I could save 170 dollars and if I use my cash back credit card another 30 dollars. Hummm that would bring the cost down almost 20% from 1,099 price. -100 -70 rebate from credit card 30 899 total cost for the lowest mac book.