Seems like I'll be able to put together my own M6BNe from local shops around Toronto... all but the wireless card which is about 1/2 price elsewhere
Btw... priced a M6BNe : 1.8 Dothan : 1GB Kingston RAM : Hitachi 80/5400 : DVD/CDRW : 2nd Battery for modular bay : intel pro 2200bg for $2639Cdn ~= $1960us (strong Cdn dollar actually making the us price higher and higher)
All within 1 day order
Cheapest I can find in states with same config (but probably crappier parts) is $2011 w/o shipping (could probably do better if get parts separately, but there's no way I'm considering buying all parts from states, and have the possibility of having to deal with defects, etc.)
Too bad my purchase date is not for another month and a half...
And still hoping a M6BNe w/ 9700 128mb or a WSXGA + 9700 128mb will show up by then