Hey, this is my first post. My brother has the older 8600 and I currently have the 8100 (yes, an oldie). I am deffinatly going to get a new one for college, but I am not only waiting for Dothan, I'm waiting for the whole new shabang: The new Chipset and new Wireless Chipset. The new 955 chipset will have 533 Mhz FSB and support for DDR2. The new wireless package will have 802.11a/b/g AND Bluetooth. But back to dothan, my dad works for Intel and says that Barrett is really mad that Dothan is so late. Normally they are pretty good about getting things out in time, but i guess this is horriblely bad. It should be out by the end of May, where as the rest of the package will be out in Q4 of this year.
About the new case: Normally on a notebook i prefer a trackpoint, but i hated the buttons on the 8600 trackpoint compared to mine. OH well, it will be a lot better to lug around 6lbs of the 8600 than the 10lbs of 8100.